Morimoto Sake Brewery
Founded in the first year of Koka (1844) by Omi merchant in Hino, Shiga Prefecture, the first Senemon Morimoto started brewing sake at a wooden shop (timber field) on the Iwata River in the castle town (Iyo Town) of the Todo domain Tsu Castle. The sake name “Okina” was named after the Noh play “Okina”, which was favored by the feudal lords of the Todo domain. After the war, he bought a sake brewery (a wooden brewery built-in 1897) in the castle town of Iga Ueno Castle of the same Todo clan and started brewing sake in Iga Ueno. In 1970, the Iga brewery was expanded and modern equipment was introduced, and the production bases were consolidated in Iga. Tsu has become a wholesale and retail sales base for “Kuromatsu Oo”. In prayer for the longevity and prosperity of those who drink “Kuromatsu Okina”, we make sake that nourishes the minds of those who drink and rejoices in the soul.
Representative: Morimoto Senuemon
Address: 3342 Uenofukuicho, Iga City, Mie Prefecture
Foundation (year) 1844
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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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