華やぐ
春の気持ちを
醸したい。
Delicate ume plum buds are the first sign of spring. We call this transitional period between winter and spring Kanbai (寒梅) meaning winter plums. Our signature sake, Miyakanbai, was born out of our wish to share this beautiful period through taste. Have a cup of this sake, and you will understand what we mean

こころに春をよぶお酒 宮寒梅 | 宮寒梅

We make our sake as a family.

Our family owned and operated brewing company has remained small and intimate since its beginning, 100 years ago. By keeping our company small, we are able to personally check every step and every bottle and pay attention to every detail. We take pride in our creation which has been passed down from generation to generation in the family. In 2018,another transition will occur as the parent steps down and the next generation son will take over the brewery. This sake is our family treasure, and we hope to continue sharing the taste and trade for many more generations to come.

こころに春をよぶお酒 宮寒梅 | 宮寒梅

We sow the seeds of rice on the ground to feed the seedbeds in our own rice fields

Although the sake-making process stays constant, the taste of our sake is different from year to year. This is due to weather conditions and rice quality. To have as much control as we can to make the sake taste its best, we have acquired vast knowledge about rice, harvesting, and its care. By making sake’s core ingredient, rice, with our own hands, we hope for the best outcome for its taste.

こころに春をよぶお酒 宮寒梅 | 宮寒梅

Whether you are near or far,
stay connected with Nihonshu.

We’ve seen the change in the sake world, and how the interest for Japanese drinks have skyrocketed in recent years. As sake makers, we are excited to see our passion and pride gain global recognition and appreciation. We believe that the industry will continue to evolve, become more modern, become dearer to heart, over time. Our hope is that our sake can be tasted and shared no matter where you are in the world. We want to reach out to all and any corners where there are people interested in sake. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve lost count of how many times you have tasted sake, we hope you enjoy it.

こころに春をよぶお酒 宮寒梅 | 宮寒梅

To Miyagi, Japan, and the World,
a thank you.

Kanbai is a sake from Osaki ward in Miyagi prefecture. It is beloved for the people and by the people. The word about our sake has spread over the years, to reach new kanbai lovers in in Japan that go beyond our prefecture’s borders. In recent years, the taste of our sake has reached new consumers in foreign lands; places such as the U.S. and United Kingdom. For a small brewery like ours, we are grateful for our international recognition. Simultaneously, it give us more pride in Japan and in our land for gifting us with the cultivation of our sake. So, we continue to devote ourselves to our craft.

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