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1863 Ishikawa Brewery Co., Ltd./ Tamajiman A historical brewery with 6 buildings designated as the country's registered tangible cultural property.
It's brand 'Tamajiman' represents the soul of the Tama region. It was given this name in the hopes of becoming the pride of Tama and satisfying the hearts of the locals and many others.

1702 Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd./ Sawanoi A brewery located along the Mitake Valley in west Tokyo, Okutama, where its waters surrounded by nature was selected among the top 100 waters of Japan.This brewery passes down its tradition while also boldly taking on new challenges. The brand name 'Sawanoi' comes from the place where its rich waters turned into a stream and started to flow.

1926 Ozawa Shuzo Ltd./ Kuwanomiyako The brand name 'Kuwanomiyako' comes from the fact that Hachioji, once a post town of the Koshu Kaido Road of Edo castle and known for its textiles, was referred to as 'Souto' (uses the same characters for its name). The sake is known for its rich flavor and fragrance made from the brilliant waters of Takao.

1878 Koyama Brewery/ Marushin Masamune The only sake brewery within the 23 wards of Tokyo. The sake made here uses high quality subsoil water from the Urawa water vein of Mt. Chichibu, flowing 130m below the ground. The motto of the previous sake master was 'the fundamentals of business is honesty', and stressed on producing totally authentic sake. He also likened the strong and clear aftertaste to the famous sword 'Masamune', and so the name of their brand took Kanji characters meaning these two words and became 'Marushin Masamune'.

1822 Tamura Shuzodojo/ Kasen A brewery located in the Fussa region by the banks of the Tama river with mountain ranges in the west that takes pride in their family tradition of 'brewing and selling sake with care'. The brand 'Kasen' comes from the story about the joy of the founder who dug a well and found the perfect water for making sake (Ka=joy, Sen=water).

1596 Toshimaya Shuzo/ Kinkon The brewery started in Kanda during the Edo period when the first master, Juemon began brewing white sake, and it was also a famous site mentioned in the 'Edo Meisho Zue', an illustrated guide depicting famous places during Edo period. The Toshimaya Brewery was established in the city of Higashi Murayama in the early Showa period, and uses subsoil water flowing from Mt. Fuji. Its brand 'Kinkon' was named in commemoration of the silver wedding anniversary of Emperor Meiji.

1804 Nakamura Shuzo Inc./ Chiyotsuru Located by the river basin of the clear Akikawa Stream of the Tama district, popular for sweetfish fishing, their sake is made using clear water filtered in the Chichibu Paleozoic strata layer 170m below the ground and carefully selected rice. The name 'Chiyotsuru' comes from cranes that used to fly into the Akikawa river basin, as cranes are also considered to be an auspicious bird in Japan.

1860 Noguchi Brewery/ Kozuru During the Nara period, some areas of Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa were known as 'Musashinokuni', and the 'Kokufu', or the provincial capital that would be the center of politics, was located at the Okunitama Shrine in Fuchu. This is where the brand name 'Kozuru' comes from. 'Kozuru' is also the sacred sake offered to the God of Okunitama Shrine.

1884 Nozaki Shuzo Co., Ltd./ Kisho The sake brewed here uses subsoil water from Mt. Tokurashiroyama located in front of the brewery. The chief brewer produces the sake with care, using a traditional brewing method. The brand name took the 'Ki' from the name of the first master, 'Kizaburo'. The initial idea for the name was 'Kisho', however sake is also used for religious occasions, and so they decided to change the character of the 'Sho' from that used for 'laughter' to 'just'.

2011 Tokyo Port Brewery/ Edo Kaijo A sake brewery that was revived in the heart of Tokyo after 100 years. The Tokyo Port Brewery was founded by Wakamatsuya, located in modern day Minato ward and was a purveyor to the Satsuma Domain. It is said that at the time many famous figures who contributed to the surrender of the Edo Castle without bloodshed, such as Katsu Kaishu and Saigo Takamori, frequently visited here.

Sake meter value:
A value of the contents of extract components such as sugar. Plus makes the flavor more dry, and minus becomes sweeter.

Acidity:
The value of contents such as succinic acid and malic acid. This affects the intensity of the flavor. Over 1.5 is rich and strong, while anything below is clear and dry.