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Yamaguchi Shuzojo / Secret Garden

A  sake brewery located in Kurume city in Fukuoka prefecture, Yamaguchi Shuzojo releases sakes under the label Niwa no Uguisu, which means “Bush Warbler (or Japanese nightingale) in the Garden”. A pop...

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  • Aoki Shuzo / In The Right Spirit

    Aokishuzo has an illustrious 300-year history of sake brewing, and its owner credits long-standing relationships with all the stakeholders for its continuing success. If you ever have the fortune...

  • The BIG Five

    For the uninitiated, choosing a sake can often feel like taking stabs in the dark. Get up to speed on the five major variants, right here. Honjozo-shu Honjozo is a type of sake where a small amount...

  • For Your Sake

    Not quite sure what’s the difference between a “ginjo” and a “junmai”? You’ve come to the right place, because your sake education starts right here. Sake is known around the world as the Ja...

  • Doi Brewery / Let’s Drink To This!

    Although Doi Brewery was established about two centuries later than other sake breweries, it soon became well known for producing fine, award-winning sake. Kiyoaki Doi, president of Doi Brewery, expla...

  • Hamakawa Shoten / Constantly Evolv...

    With its range of sparkling sakes and fruit-infused liquers, in addition to its much-lauded junmai daiginjo, one thing’s for certain: Hamakawa Shoten is not your run-of-the-mill sake brewery. “I f...

  • Saiya Shuzoten / For The Sake of B...

    Backed by over a century of sake brewing experience and home to Japan’s first organic-certified sake, Saiya Shuzoten is a brewery that needs no introduction. When life gives you lemons, you...

  • Kirinzan Shuzo / A Toast To Rememb...

    With over 170 years of history in perfecting the art of sake-making, Kirinzan Shuzo is one of the largest breweries in the Niigata prefecture. President Shuntaro Saito, the seventh-generation owner of...

  • Shindo Brewery / An Outstanding Br...

    With access to quality rice, water and generations of know-how it’s no wonder that Shindo brewery has made a name for itself in Japan and around the world. We speak to master brewer and director Masan...