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- In 1924, Yokoyama Keizo I founded a sake and shochu brewery on Iki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture. Iki Island is the birthplace of barley shochu, and Iki Barley Shochu has been brewed on the island for over 400 years. However, in 1990, due to the aging of the master brewer and management difficulties, the brewery gave up sake production. Twenty-five years later, in order to try making sake on Iki Island again, he studied sake brewing for about five years at a sake brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and built a sake brewery on Iki Island in 2018. Sake is back on Iki Island after an absence of about 28 years. With the concept of brewing the first cup of sake that will be famous all over the world, they continue to introduce Japanese national sake to the world.