Yatsushika Sake Brewery
Yatsushika sake brewery was founded in 1864, the first year of the Genji era, and is celebrating more than 150 years. Here in Kokonoe, we are working hard to “make sake that you can drink with peace of mind anytime, anywhere”. Yatsushika brewery’s property is “humans.” Under the corporate motto of ‘self-other training, honesty, kindness, and peace’, personality training must be the first priority of the company, and the president must also improve his personality. Sake brewing requires a rich natural environment, beautiful water, air, human skills and spirit. We think this is the same as creating the human mind. Each drop of Yatsushika’s sake is full of heart and brings out a rich, quiet and mellow taste.
Representative: Masunao Aso
Address: 3364 Migita, Kokonoemachi, Kusugun, Oita
Foundation (year) 1864
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Oita Sake Breweries
Oita Prefecture is located on the island of Kyushu. It borders Fukuoka Prefecture to the northwest, Kumamoto Prefecture to the southwest and Miyazaki Prefecture to the south. In the Edo period, various types of sake developed in each region, manufacturing methods were developed, and Izakaya (Japanese bar) appeared. The style of sake that is familiar to us today has been completed. Sake “Bungo Nuri Nukizake”, which first appeared in 1468, was made by brewing glutinous rice, white rice, jiuqu, and shochu all at once, and after 3 to 40 days, grinding with a mortar and silk-straining. It seems that it was widely loved by the common people because it tasted like modern white sake. After that, in the country of Bungo in the Edo period, “Asajizake”, which is known all over the country, was born. Hemp liquor is a sweet turbid liquor made by adding steamed rice, rice jiuqu, and water, sealing it, burying it in the soil, and aging it until the next year’s soil. The name can also be seen in “Fantai Kouki” and “Otogi Zoshi”. It is said that it was also called “soil cover” because it is buried in the soil and covered with grass. The Hiji clan made and stored hemp liquor in the Ninomaru of Yokokujo, and used it as a gift to the shogunate. Oita sake can be said to be a sake that follows the flow of the manufacturing process of this hemp local sake.
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