Saga prefecture is located on the northwest corner of the island, bordered by the Genkai Sea and the Tsushima Strait to the north and the Ariake Sea to the south. Saga’s proximity to mainland Asia has made it an important gateway for the transmission of culture and trade throughout Japanese history. The agricultural and forested lands comprise over 68% of the total prefectural land area.
Amabuki Shuzo Sake Brewery
Mt. Amabuki is located in the northeast of our brewery. For its magnificent appearance, we were named after the mountain. Amabuki Shuzo has been producing sake for 300 years, and its brewers, who have inherited skills accumulated during its long history, are earnestly making an effort to produce good sake using sake-brewing rice harvested in the fertile Saga Plain, mild river-bed water from the Sefuri-Tensan areas, and new flower yeast.
Representative: takefumi kinoshita
Address: higasio 2894, miyaki gun,miyaki-town, Saga
Foundation (year) 1688～1704
Madonoume Sake Brewery
Madonoume Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. was founded in the first year of Genroku (1688) and has a long history of more than 300 years. It is the oldest sake brewery in Saga prefecture and has a reputation for its brand Kyushu. Madonoume Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., are the bearers of sake culture, which is a part of Japanese food, culture, and tradition.
Representative: Joji Koga
Address: 1833；1640 oaza sinden kubota-cho, Saga-si, Saga
Foundation (year) 1688
Sosei Sake Brewery
Since its founding in 1985, Sosei Sake Brewery has been delivering the heart and taste of its hometown to everyone, centered on the manufacture and sale of authentic shochu “Nonko” and sake “Sosei”. They built the Sosei Sake Brewery “Arita Kura” in Arita Porcelain Park, the land of the ceramic village “Arita”, and at the same time expanded the facilities as a tourist sake brewery so that everyone can experience the sake brewing of Sosei Sake Brewery.
Representative: Masanori Nakatani
Address: 340-28 Toya-otsu, Nishimatsuura-gun Arita-cho, Saga
Foundation (year) 1985
Tenzan Shuzo Sake Brewery
The Gion River, which flows in front of the sake brewery, is a clear stream that collects water from the Tianshan Mountains. Similarly, “Kiyomizu Waterfall”, where underground water flows down, has been selected as one of the 100 best water resources. About 90% of the rice used in Tianshan Sake Brewery is locally produced in Saga Prefecture. The brewery uses high-quality local raw material which makes the unique taste of the sake.
Representative: Kensuke Shichida
Address: 1520 Iwakura, Ogi-machi, Ogi-city, Saga
Foundation (year) 1875
YAMATO Sake Brewery
Yamato’s sake brewing has begun to tick as ancient Gozo pioneered a new era and became one to brew sake that resonates with people. While respecting tradition, Yamato has actively adopted modern technology and has been sincerely and earnestly facing sake. In the past, sake brewing, in which brewers were invited from outside the company only during the preparation period, is now done only by the company’s brewers.
Representative: Katsura Fukuoka
Address: 2620 Niji,Yamato-Town, Saga-City, Saga
Foundation (year) 1975