Ootone Sake Brewery
Brewery's commitments to sake making
- A Small-scale Brewery that Uses Traditional Methods to Craft Locally Brewed Sake
- Clear air. Verdant mountains. Crystal clear streams. A masterpiece born from a drop of the bounties of nature—handcrafted local sake brewed using traditional methods.Every place has its unique way of life and heritage—cultures and traditions that you can only experience when you're there. It is in these hometowns where one ought to take a fresh look at the land's once-lost "heart and soul."And sake is no different. In Japan, each land preserves its unique sake brewing traditions—with each sake having a rich flavor that reflects the natural features and climate of its roots. At our small-scale brewery, Otone, we carry forward our unique, heritage method for brewing local sake.
History and culture of the brewery
- Heritage Sake Brewing Method
- Since the dawn of history, people have coveted liquors and enjoyed their elegance.We are a small sake brewery at the base of Ozegahara, nestled in the mountains of Okutone. Being small-scale allows us to make handcrafted flavors, and we have been carrying forward the tradition of brewing local sake—rooted in the nature and climate of the region.We craft pure local sake born from a drop of nature's bounties.
From the Land of River Terraces
This land is said to have the largest river terrace in Japan. The plateaus of Tone Numata sprawl above beds of sand and gravel deposited by lakes and rivers across eons. Layers of sand and gravel give rise to pristine filtered water that flows from various places surrounded by mountains and forests. That water, in turn, provides moisture to the land and forms fields. With serene, scenic beauty, it is a region nurtured by mother nature herself.
Koshihikari from Shirasawa
The paddy fields in this area are parted into many small steps. The water that saturates these fields is cold and plentiful—contributing greatly to the growth of rice. The long hours of sunlight from the time of rice planting in May through early summer, combined with the difference in temperature between day and night during the sprouting season in summer, create a beneficial environment for the rice. The foundation of such wholesome, favorable conditions nurtures the Koshihikari rice from Shirasawa.
See Company Information
|Company name||Ootone Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.|
|Address||1306-2 Shirasawamachi-Takahira, Numata, Gunma Prefecture|
|Founded||Brewing Sake Since 1739|