As Kakinomoto no Hitomaro sings in the Manyoshu, Sanuki is a scenic place blessed with abundant nature, and Shikoku 88 It is the birthplace of Kobo Daishi, who built the sacred place, and is known as the dojo of Nehan (enlightenment). It’s done. In 1891, Kawatsuru Sake Brewery started brewing sake at Kanonji Temple in Sanuki. The first brewery named the sake Kawatsuru because the cranes fluttered down the clear stream “Taida River”, which is filled with the pure and abundant water flowing behind the brewery. The Zaida River is also known locally as the “Treasure River” and is considered to be a water source that brings treasure to the rice fields. We aim to produce a powerful and refreshing liquor by using the underground water of the river as the brewing water. Since its founding in 1891, the spirit of sake brewing, which is to “impress the swallower with a straightforward feeling like the flow of a river,” has been passed down to the present day. Sake rice, which is the raw material for the rice fields in the Sanuki Plain, is harvested and brewed using underground underground water from the Tada River, where buds fly around. It is a sake that “enjoys a deep and comfortable finish”.
Representative: YUICHIRO KAWAHITO
Address: 836 MOTODAICHO, KANONJI SHI, Kagawa
Foundation (year) 1891
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Kagawa Sake Breweries
Kagawa Prefecture forms the north-eastern corner of Shikoku. Kagawa is Japan’s smallest prefecture with very few breweries, but it has one of Shikoku’s biggest producers. The food culture of Kagawa features the riches of the sea and of the Sanuki Mountains, which provide quantities of pure water ideal for making sake. Kagawa’s sake perfectly complements the udon and chicken for which the prefecture is known.
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