Nate Shuzoten Co.,Ltd

〜Sake brewing with heart and soul, and genuine sake that is well-loved. We specialize in junmai sake, with over 95% of our shipments being junmai brewed. The percentage of shipments to Wakayama Prefecture remains in the 60% range, and the brewery is recognized locally as a junmai sake brewery. The brewing water is slightly hard, which allows for a powerful fermentation, resulting in a sake with a broad, soft, umami (delicious), and drinkable flavor. Of course, we strive to secure rice from excellent rice-producing regions in a wide area, refine and study the production techniques of our employees, and improve our production facilities, but at the base of our brewery, we want to emphasize sake brewing that matches the climate of the brewery and the individuality of our brewery. Origin of the sake name "Kurogyu About 1,300 years ago, Kuroe in Kainan City was a beach at the back of an inlet, and black cow-shaped rocks were seen along the waves near the current brewery. Three waka poems in the Manyoshu (Japan's oldest anthology of poetry) describe the area as "Kuro-Ushi Lagoon," which is the origin of the place name Kuroe. A monument to Mr. Takashi Inuyo was erected beside the warehouse as a reminder of those days. The shallow waters of the area were uplifted and reclaimed by earthquakes, and the area began to flourish as a lacquerware production area around the end of the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The sake is named after the local tradition of Junmai sake, which is a legitimate sake brewed with a mellow taste that recalls the old days in Manyoshu. Origin of the sake's name [Kikumidai According to the price list in 1918, the product names were ranked according to rice polish and degree of alcohol content, with the lowest being "Ikuyo," "Fukuyo," "Tsuruyo," "Kameyo," and "Kiku Moyo" (Kiku is a Japanese word for "Kiku"). With the establishment of the grading system and registered trademark system, the highest-ranked Kikumidai is thought to have become the main brand name. Origin of the Sake Name In addition to the Kiku Migyo series, a small amount of our highest quality sake was produced as "Hitotsukuri" from the Meiji era. As an old local elder recalls, it could only be drunk during the New Year's holiday, and we still use the same label design as in those days, featuring a one-yen silver coin from the Meiji era. It means "get rich quick," and a side note on the sake label reads, "Nothing, even 10 million yen," perhaps as an economic booster, or perhaps as a way of saying, "I'm going to make a lot of money. Recently, it is often explained that especially good sake can only be made in very small quantities, that the best daiginjos should not be mass-produced, and that making a little at a time is the decisive factor in maintaining quality, although this is more persuasive and sympathetic to the idea.


Takakazu Meite
Katsuhiko Okai
Wakayama 846 Hei Nan City, Hei JiangGoogleマップで開く