Hana no Mai Brewery
Owned and run by the Takada family since 1864, Hana no Mai sits in the foothills of Japan’s Southern Alps, Japan’s most extensive mountain range. They are located on a soft spring water source that nourishes local rice paddies as well as providing the base water for their sake. The local area has a contrasting climate of warm days and cool misty nights that make great conditions for growing high grade Yamada Nishiki rice.
The name Hana no Mai comes from the local ‘dance of the flowers’ festival to celebrate the autumn harvest. Their house style reflects that image, with the sake mostly expressing itself as delicate, fresh and pretty.