Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten
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 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 passed through Suzuka. Though accustomed to the sophisticated sake of the ancient capital, travellers were frequently amazed by the quality of the local sake, and word spread of this treasure at the edge of Japanese civilization close to one of its holiest sites.
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.