Breweries

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Ooki Daikichi Honten

Fukushima, Yabu-cho  – Brewer: Yuta Ooki  – Founded 1865 The region of Yabu-kimachi is famous for a long history of feudal fighting and battles. The original Toji founded Ooki Daikichi with the express interest to produce the best sake possible and to share this sake with the wounded and dying samurai of the battling camps. … Continue reading Ooki Daikichi Honten

Shimaoka Shuzo

Gunma, Ota-shi Prefecture – Brewer: Tokutaro Fuse – Founded 1863 Located in the eastern region of the Gunma Prefecture, between the Tone and Watarase rivers, this traditional brewery prides itself on producing sake in small batches to maintain taste and quality. Because of the years of traditional sake making that goes into the sake at … Continue reading Shimaoka Shuzo

Shirataki Shuzo

Niigata, Echigo-Yuzawa Town – Brewer: Shingo Yamaguchi – Founded 1855 Shirataki Shuzo was established in 1855 with the belief that the best sake is made using the finest locally sourced ingredients. This philosophy has been passed down through seven generations. The brewery is based in Echigo Yuzawa Town in Niigata Prefecture, an area renowned for … Continue reading Shirataki Shuzo

Tsujizenbei Shoten

Tochigi, Mooka-shi – Brewer: Hiroyuki Tsuji – Founded 1743 Tsujizenbei was founded by a family that still holds ownership, the young owner of this brewery is the 16th generation. It is also a brewery that is surrounded with very soft local well-water that allows them to make sake with more umami. Tsujizenbei uses many different … Continue reading Tsujizenbei Shoten

Tsurunoe Shuzo

Tochigi, Aizu Wakayama – Brewer: Yoshimasa Sakai – Founded 1794 The city of Aizu Wakayama where this sake is produced has very drastic weather patterns, creating distinctive seasonal changes. The harsh weather changes allow the farmers to grow high quality rice. Rice requires heavy rainfall, cool winters and hot humid summers, marked by increased temperature … Continue reading Tsurunoe Shuzo