Kawatake Sake Brewery
“Kawatake” is a combination of the river of Kawai and the Takehachi of the brewer’s name “Takehachi”. Other than sake, we make miso and soy sauce, together, it became “Kawatake” Brewery Co., Ltd “. Hosugi Kuramoto is located in a mountain village along the Kishu Highway between the Kushida and Miyagawa rivers in the southern part of Ise. Long time ago, there was a spring named “Futai” that was said to have been dug by Kobo Daishi, and we pump up delicious underground water to make sake carefully. Delicious sake comes from good rice, good water and a brewery attitude. Yamada Nishiki and other rice suitable for sake brewing are highly refined, and the brewery and the brewer are united, aiming to create a peaceful and enjoyable place for everyone with a focus on the goodness of handmade sake.
Representative: Hidehiko Kawai
Address: Takityou Gokatura 234, Takigun, Mie
Foundation (year) 1858
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Mie Sake Breweries
Mie Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Honshu. It borders Gifu Prefecture to the north, Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture to the northwest, Nara Prefecture to the west, Wakayama Prefecture to the southwest and Aichi Prefecture to the east. Mie Prefecture is a long and narrow cross-shaped terrain with the Shima Peninsula in the east and the Iga Basin in the west. The eastern side of the Ise Plain faces Ise Bay and Kumano Nada, and the western side is covered by the Kii Mountains such as the Suzuka Mountains, Nunobiki Mountains, and Odaigayama Mountains. For this reason, the climate varies greatly from region to region, and sake brewing has an inland climate in the cold Iga region in winter, the Hokusei region where the cold “Suzuka grated” blows in winter, and the Chusei and Nansei regions where “Nunobiki grated” carries cold air. The temperature of all breweries is around 0 degrees celsius in winter, which is perfect for making high-quality sake such as Ginjo sake. In Mie prefecture, all plants grow well, and the fields are constantly full of greenery all year round, and it is especially suitable for rice cultivation for a long time. Iga rice and Isshi rice are known for their good taste. These high quality sake rice will be reborn as Mie sake with a beautiful and mellow taste.
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