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Iwamura Jozo Co.,LtdGifu
- Iwamura Brewery, located in Iwamura-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, was founded in 1787 (Tenmei 7, Edo Period). At that time, the Watarai family, the current brewery owner, made use of the rice that was paid as tribute to Iwamura Castle, The origin of the brewery is that the Watarai family started a sake brewery using rice that was paid as tribute to Iwamura Castle. In 1921, the Watarai family became the second Iwamura family to establish a stock corporation, and at the same time began making miso and soy sauce in addition to sake. This is why the company name is "Brewing" instead of "Sake Brewing. After that, we stopped producing miso and soy sauce and concentrated solely on brewing sake. We strive to make "locally brewed sake" in the true sense of the word, which means that we can make sake in this region. We use locally grown rice as the raw material and natural water of the same quality as the rice from a well dug approximately 400 years ago. Through the manual work of our skilled toji (brewers), we continue to evolve and pursue sake that is always in tune with the times, while maintaining the creed of "Reiroofubofuku" that has guided our brewing since the establishment of the company. ReiRonFukuiku"... "ReiRonFukuiku" means to have a clear and beautiful shine (ReiRon) and a good fragrance (馥郁).