Fukushima Sake Breweries
Fukushima produces some of Japan’s best fruit and sake. Nature is abundant here, and southern suburbanites have long been drawn to its famed onsen and pristine wilderness. More recently, winter sports enthusiasts have discovered Fukushima’s charms. While the 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit the region hard, tourism has bounced right back, thanks to local spirit—as expected from people in the northern heartland of samurai culture. Fukushima is easily accessible from Tokyo via the JR Tohoku Shinkansen, as well as regular JR trains, highway buses, and by car. If you’re coming from further south, such as Kyoto, take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Tokyo before transferring. Fukushima Airport serves as the regional airport hub, along with Sendai International Airport to the north.
Daishichi Sake Brewery
Daishichi Sake Brewery has continued to brew abundant sake with a focus on “raw sake brewing,” which is the most orthodox and traditional brewing method for sake. The history of Daishichi, which began when he came to Nihonmatsu from Ise Province, is the tenth generation of the current head of the family. In recent years, it has been highly acclaimed not only in Japan but also around the world for its taste with the beauty of sake that is alive in meals and continues to mark a new history of famous sake. In the second year of the Horeki (1752), Ota Sanraemon became independent and founded the current Daishichi Sake Brewery. Since then, until today, the tenth generation, we have continued to brew abundant sake with a focus on “raw sake brewing,” which is the most orthodox and traditional brewing method for sake. The sake name at the time of its founding was “Oyama”, but the 8th generation, the founder of modern Chuko, changed its name to “Daishichi” after the name of the successive owners, Shichiemon
Representative: Hideharu Ohta
Address: 1-66, Takeda, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima
Foundation (year) 1752
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Hanaizumi Sake Brewery
Sake made with people’s harmony and smile Produced in a traditional fashion and beloved by regional nature and people. The natural surroundings of Minamiaizu can be felt. It is sake that has become the Hanaizumi’s standard. Enjoyable cool or warm, it goes well with many dishes, making it an ideal complement to meals. Local rice, local water, and local people. A sake that is committed to the true meaning of the term “local sake”.All of the rice used has been grown locally in Aizu District. They use Sake rice (brewing varieties) such as “Yume no Kaori,” which was developed in Fukushima Prefecture, and locally grown “Gohyakumangoku”. Additionally, it also uses the Sake yeast variety “Utsukushima Yume Koubo” that was developed in Fukushima Prefecture. With a preference for all things from Fukushima Prefecture, it is a sake that smells gorgeous and is sure to get many to fall for the charms of Japanese sake. With the “Roman” Series, we make sake for each season and we hope the customer enjoying the Japanese season.
Representative: Makoto Hoshi
Address: 646-1,sakai,nakata, Minamiaizu-town,Minamiaizu-gun,, Fukushima Pref.
Foundation (year) 1920
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Kinsuisho Shuzouten Brewery
Sake has been passed down from generation to generation by their ancestors since the time of Kojiki. Rice and miki are still dedicated to the temple. Shinsen It is believed that people in the olden days asked God to make a million years of work while offering sacred sake. After the Meiji era, Western culture flowed in from foreign countries due to the civilization, and many kinds of sake spread widely. Nowadays, sake from all over the world can be freely prepared. Originally, sake is delicious to drink in a pure white sake cup. It has become a stressful world. Sake is the best way to relieve stress. Near the brewery, there is a gold mine that is said to have been discovered by Kaneuri Kichiji a long time ago, and the famous water that springs up was poured into Crystal Sawa. In the first year of the Meiji era, when Emperor Meiji visited Tohoku, he stopped by and offered this spring water if he wished. I did. The stone monument at that time still remains near the warehouse.
Representative: Shouiti Saito
Address: 29 Motomachi, Matsukawa-machi, Fukushima-shi
Foundation (year) 1895
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Ninki Ink Sake Brewery
Specializing in new sake that suits the modern Japanese eating habits, casual Daiginjo, sparkling SAKE, and sake to drink in a wine glass, all fermented in a wooden vat (*), tank storage is abolished, and all are stored in bottles. We aim for overwhelming quality by suppressing oxidation. While adhering to the concept of “only ginjo is made, only handmade”, we aim to create a clearer sake brewery and send it to the world. Using cedar wood that is about 100 years old and made by the Japanese over 400 years, the wooden barrel made by rare craftsmanship is an excellent traditional Japanese craft that can be used for over 100 years. The large tub of popular sake brewery boasts the largest size in Japan (7 shaku tub, 6500L) and brews complex sake quality. Ninki does not make ordinary sake. They spare no effort and stick to long-term low-temperature fermentation with a rice polishing ratio of 60% or less so that the taste of dishes made with soup stock and dishes made easily with chemical seasonings are different.
Representative: Yujin Yusa
Address: 470 Yamada, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima
Foundation (year) 2007
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Okunomatsu Sake Brewery
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery is always striving to improve the loyalty of the Okunomatsu brand in order to continue the long history of its founding in 1716 to the next generation, and contribute to the region, culture and customers through the manufacture and sale of products, and is trusted and selected. Company was founded in 1716, the beginning of the Edo era. Since then the spirit of founder in his pursuit of high quality sake brewing has been passed on from generation, continuing until the present, our nineteenth generation of sake brewing. However, they have not come this for by only maintaining tradition alone.They have always adopted a thinking process geared toward the tide of the future, and have always come up with ideas and plans on the cutting edge, worthy of Okunomatsu. The result of this can be seen in the numerous awards they win each year, including gold medals in the National New Sake Tasting Competition. we received accolades amongst all brewries in the Tohoku region, and were recognized as the top brewery in Fukushima prefecture for premium sake. Wentend to continue to pursue all the possibilities that sake holds.
Representative: Johji Yusa
Address: 69 Chomei, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima
Foundation (year) 1716
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Suzuki Sake Brewery
For those of us who have lost their hometown and livelihood after the Great East Japan Earthquake, this is a proposition for reconstruction and cultural succession. Nagai and Namie, as well as creating a place where people can gather and convey their thoughts so that the two celebratory sake brands “Iwaki Toshi” and “Lifelong Happiness” become “true celebratory sake” and “joyful sharing sake”. It is their desire to serve as a link to the next generation of these two hometowns, which is the power of sake they make.Founded as Toyo Jozo Co., Ltd. in 1958 with the investment of influential people in Koide Village (currently the southern part of Nagai City), which prospered by Mogami River transport. The brands at the time of establishment were “Toyo No Honor” and “Kiku Toyo”, and later “Lifetime Happiness” became the main brand. In October 2011, Suzuki Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. acquired all shares, and in December of the same year, the current company name was changed to “Suzuki Sake Brewery Nagaizo Co., Ltd.”
Representative: Ichio Suzuki
Address: 10 Higashimukai,Ukedo, Nmie-Town, Futaba-Gun, Fukushima
Foundation (year) 1830-1843
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