Hara Sake Brewery
Brewery's commitments to sake making
- Brewing sake that brings you happiness from a brewery with indomitable will
- After having lost our brewery to various disasters in our history, our brewing philosophy is to produce sake that brings you happiness. We hope to brew sake that can become a part of your everyday life and add a touch of color to the dining table while making you glad and happy to have tried our sake. As a brewery that has stood up to the challenge many times in the past, we aim to brew the finest and most challenging sake every day without making any compromises.
History and culture of the brewery
- Good sake starts from rice: Sake brewing that pays special attention to the ingredients
- Koshinohomare uses 100% rice cultivated in Niigata Prefecture, a rice-producing region in Japan. The sake rice is cultivated by experienced farmers whom we have selected and carefully polished by skilled brewers at our company's plant to ensure that the sake rice is in its optimum state. Our commitment to rice as an ingredient also extends to its development, and we have jointly developed the original sake rice cultivars Koshikagura and Rakufumai in collaboration with national organizations.
Located in a city by the sea blessed with beautiful mountains and coastlines
Hara Shuzo is located in Kashiwazaki in Niigata Prefecture, a town by the sea that had flourished as a post town for Matsumaebune trade ships during the Edo period. Various cultures were born in the town as people came and went, and a sake culture developed naturally. Blessed with the magnificent Sea of Japan and the surrounding mountain ranges, including the picturesque sacred mountain of Mt. Yoneyama, Kashiwazaki is a peaceful and scenic town nestled amid beautiful mountains and seas.
A rich, natural terroir that produces the finest rice and water
Kashiwazaki is one of the earliest regions where rice is harvested in Niigata Prefecture each year. The first grains of quality new rice are harvested once they are ready, and Hara Shuzo begins brewing sake at the end of summer. As the snow that accumulates in winter starts to melt, the pristine soft water seeps into the surface of Mt. Yoneyama and can be drawn. This water is eventually used as premium brewing water for our sake, and it is distinctive for its delicate and soft texture.
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|Company name||Hara Sake Brewery|
|Address||Shinbashi 5-12, Kashiwazaki-shi, Niigata|
Award recipient at the National New Sake
Competition for 20 consecutive years/Winner of the Special Prize at the Kanto-Shinetsu
Sake Awards 2021/Winner of the Grand Gold Prize in the Sparkling Sake Category in 2020 and 2022,
and the Grand Gold Prize in the Premium Daiginjo Category in 2021, at the Fine Sake Award,
Japan/Winner of the Gold Medal in the Junmai Category at the International Wine Challenge 2019