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Hatsumomidi

200 Years of HATSUMOMIDI Over 200 years have passed since HATSUMOMIDI’s founding in 1819. With the support of many in the community, it has survived even through war, and begun to thrive in the Tokuyama area of Shunan. As a national drink of Japan, sake has been called the "chief of 100 medicines," as a…

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Yatsushika

The beginning is Funakoya The history of Yoshika (Yatsushika) Sake Brewery began in 1864, at the end of the Edo period, with the first Touko Aso. The name at the time was “Funakoya,” and the storehouse with this name and trowel pictures still tells of its history. At that time, water availability was poor in…

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Kirishima

1916 Founding   Founder Kichisuke Enatsu begins manufacturing Honkaku Shochu in Kawahigashi, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture under the Kawahigashi Enatsu Shoten name, the forerunner of Kirishima Shuzo. ~ 1945 Junkichi Enatsu, second generation leader ~ Junkichi Enatsu, highly respected as a blender, takes over the family business. In 1949, he reorganizes the company as Kirishima Shuzo Co., Ltd. and…

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Nanbu Bijin – (Tohoku)

Founded 1902 The head Kuji family lived at Ichinohe, in Ninohe city, Iwate, Japan and engaged in a soy sauce brewery business. Mr. Sueta Kuji, the first brewery was established in Ninohe city and he made Japanese Sake, based on technologies of soy sauce brewery. The first production volume of sake was estimated about 7.5kg.…

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Yonetsuru:Ippin – (Tohoku)

Mission of Yonetsuru Contribute to the richness of food through the development, manufacture and sale of sake, shochu and related products. Focusing on Niijuku, Takahata-cho, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata Prefecture, which is the birthplace of rice cranes, we contribute to the happy lives of people involved with rice cranes. Origin of the brand “Yonezuru” The…

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Hakkaisan – (Chubu)

Hakkaisan’s Philosophy There are three main points that make up Hakkaisan Sake Brewery’s Philosophy. Dignity Brings out the essence of good material with every possible effort One thing you could say to make good Sake is to use high quality materials – Water and Rice. Hakkaisan uses “Spring water from Raiden” for all brands of…

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Miyasaka:Masumi – (Chubu)

Brewed by the Miyasaka family since 1662 There were mountain highs and valley lows, but honestly some of the valleys were long during our 360 years of brewing. Nevertheless, each generation of the brewing family loved what they did, and so it is today, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3sXod_Loow Connecting people with high-quality, food-friendly sake. Gathering around a…

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Yaegaki – (Kansai)

The Story Behind the Name “Yaegaki” The name “Yaegaki” (八重垣) can be broken down into three characters: 八=eight, 重=layered or overlapping, 垣=fence or wall. This word was taken from the very first poem of the ancient Kojiki (古事記, literally “Records of Ancient Matters”), the oldest extant chronicle of Japanese history. This famous poem records the…

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