Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten

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Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten, located in the city of Suzuka, has a long history of sake brewing dating back to 1869.  The crystal clear water originating from the Suzuka Mountains and supply of good rice from the Ise Plain provide an excellent location to brew.  In fact in classic literature and poetry, Suzuka was praised with the nickname of “umasake” (delicious sake).  As Suzuka lies on the way from Kyoto to Ise, the holy place of the Shinto religion, many pilgrims have passed through Suzuka.  Though accustomed to the sophisticated sake of the ancient capital, the pilgrims might have been amazed by the quality of the local sake, and the fame of Suzuka would have reached as far as Kyoto.  Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten considers it their duty to carry on the tradition of “umasake” and make great sake to maintain this reputation, specifically by showcasing sake as an agricultural “hand-made” product.