Azumamine Sake Brewery

Azumamine Sake Brewery was founded as “Shiwa Sake Brewery” in the first year of Tenmei (1781) in the middle of the Edo period. Its predecessor was “Gonbei Sake Shop,” which was the first in Iwate to produce “clear sake” in the upper stream during the Enpo era (the 1670s), and the existence of this brewery later led to the birth of Mr. Minamimori. At our brewery, we inherit the mainstream of southern style sake brewing, aiming for “Iwate-like sake”, and we are making sake with all our heart by producing a small amount of about 500 stones a year, which makes all the preparations noticeable.

Brewery Info

Representative: Hisako Sato
Address: 5 Uchikawa, Tsuchidate, Shiwa Town, Shiwa-gun, Iwate
TEL: +81-19-673-7221
FAX: +81-19-673-7222
Foundation (year) 1683
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Iwate Sake Breweries

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Honshu. It borders Aomori Prefecture to the north, Akita Prefecture to the west and Miyagi Prefecture to the south. The prefecture is home to famous attractions such as Morioka Castle, the Buddhist temples of Hiraizuimi, the Fujiwara no Sato movie lot and theme park in Oshu, and the Tenshochi park in Kitakami known for its huge and ancient cherry trees. Iwate is rich in high-quality rice suitable for sake brewing and is blessed with clean water. Iwate’s delicious sake is born under the watchful eye of the high technology and warm heart cultivated in the traditions of Mr. Mori and the brewers.

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