Yahiko Shuzo


Region: Chubu
Prefecture: Niigata

Yahiko Shuzo was founded in 1838. In 1848, the founder established his own unique sake brewing method known as Izumi-ryu. Izumi-ryu, named after the izumi, or spring waters that have been safeguarded at the base of Mt. Yahiko, the famous mountain of Echigo. At the time, this method was groundbreaking, resulting in sake that was light in taste, pale in color, and of long-lasting quality. Yahiko Shuzo is located in Izumi at the base of this mountain, which has truly been granted the blessings of nature and the gods. Those blessings include the Ichinomiya Yahiko Shrine (AD 759), of which Yahiko Shuzo is the supplier of holy sake. No matter how the environment surrounding Japanese sake may change, we are not swayed by trends, and steadfastly safeguard the Izumi-ryu style with loving care.