Sanwa Shuzo


Region: Chubu
Prefecture: Shizuoka

Founded in 1686, Sanwa Shuzo is located on the grounds of a Shinto shrine in Shimizu City within Shizuoka Prefecture in the shadow of Mount Fuji.  Shimizu City is famous for its water quality Legend has it that the founder, Ichibei Suzuki prayed to the River God during a full moon for quality water suitable for brewing.  It is said that the River God taking the form of a nightingale led Ichibei to a dragon shaped plum tree at the foot of Mount Asama and beckoned him to begin digging to situate the brewery there.