Yamaguchi Sake Breweries
Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region of Honshu. It borders Shimane Prefecture to the north and Hiroshima Prefecture to the northeast. The local sake is fresh and refreshing, brewed with local rice, water, and people. The abundant sea and the local cuisine of the moutains resonate with each other, inviting people to relax, return to nature and uplift their culture.
Murashige Sake Brewery
Murashige Sake Brewery has inherited the prestigious Morinoi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., which was founded in the early Meiji era in 1959. While adhering to that basic philosophy, we will continue to make sake that is loved by the locals. At the same time, we will continue to produce the ultimate sake that will shine in the next generation, this is also our challenge and mission to the new future. We hope that the new sake “Kinkan Kuromatsu” will be loved by many customers as the famous sake has been highly evaluated for a long time.
Representative: Murashige Masataka
Address: 5-101-1 Mishou, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1959
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Nakamura Sake Brewery
The brewery is a small brewery located in the castle town of Hagi, the birthplace of the Meiji Restoration. It was founded in 1855 by Mori Takachika. Since ancient times, ice-goby fishing by the four-handed net, which is also the tradition of Hagi, has been actively practiced around spring, and fishing will reach its peak by the time the new sake is ready. The sake “Treasure Ship” embodies the feeling of wishing for happiness and prosperity, with the feeling of people celebrating and rejoicing the ship that returned with the ice goby of the big catch.
Representative: Masahiko Nakamura
Address: 3108-4 Chinto, Hagisi, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1902
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Okazaki Sake Brewery
The brewery was founded near the scenic spot “Chomonkyo” but moved to the present location upstream of Hagi City due to the construction of the Abugawa Dam in 1970. We are struggling day and night for better sake brewing in the clear stream of the Abu River. Our sake has won numerous awards for the past years. We aim to produce high-quality sake that is blessed with water quality and that you will not get tired of drinking the taste of rice.
Representative: Keinosuke Okazaki
Address: 464-1 Kawakami, Hagisi, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1924
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Sakai Sake Brewery
In 1871, we set up a warehouse in Iwakuni city that blessed with underground soft water from the Nishiki River. The traditional sake brewing technology will be supplemented in a better way by the latest brewing technology using computers and mechanical equipment to improve the quality of sake. We are aiming for a synergistic effect of low technology (traditional sake brewing technology) and high technology (latest machinery and equipment). We have been working on the production of low-malt beer pure rice sake, which is said to be difficult to produce, from an early stage, and have succeeded in producing it for the first time in the Chugoku-Shikoku / Kyushu area.
Representative: Tasuku Sakai
Address: 1-1-31 Nakadumachi, Iwakunishi, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1871
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Yaoshin Shuzou Brewery
The founder of Yaoshin repurposed the former rice and washi-paper storehouse (Imazu Teahouse) into a sake brewery. The teahouse’s primary facility for serving as a docking station was the gangi. A gangi is like a set of stone steps leading down into the water serving as a pier or quay connecting the river and the land, where boats could dock. At our founding, this gangi was used to unload rice that came down the Nishiki river by boat for use in sake making. We recognize the awe of the ancients at the seemingly divine mystery of fermentation which has made sake essential to sacred rituals.
Representative: Hisashige Kobayashi
Address: 3-18-9 Imazucho, Iwakunishi, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1877
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Yachiyo Sake Brewery
Representative: Kaba Satoru
Address: 3306, Oaza Kibeshimo , Hagi City, Yamaguchi
Foundation (year) 1887
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