Sekaitaka Koyamaya Group

Nada Hamafukutsuru Kura(Higashinada-ku,Kobe-shi,Hyogo)

The Ginjo Kobo (brewery), which inherited the genuine Nada sake

Koyama Honke Shuzō, Nada Hamafukutsuru Kura is located in Uozaki Go (Uozaki area), Nada, and uses the natural underground water from Mount Rokko to create a strong dry sake.
It’s a four-season sake brewing facility that can run throughout the year; it has a visitors’ area where the sake brewing process can be observed through the glass, another area for visitors to experience the process, and it operates retail stores as well, all of which make it a touristic brewery.
The brewery provides high-quality fresh sake throughout the year.

History of Hamafukutsuru

  • Hamafukutsuru of today has been operating a sake brewing business since the early Meiji era (Around 1900) and was widely known then as the “Daisekai” brand.

    After that, the business was curtailed due to the second World War. In 1950 after the war, the sake brewing business was resumed and branded as “Fukutsuru,” then, it joined the Sekaitaka Koyamaya Group in 1989.

    When the Great Hanshin earthquake occurred in 1995, the breweries were completely destroyed, but the company aimed to recover through concerted local restoration efforts; in the following year the breweries were restored and the business continued until today.

Characteristics of Nada Hamafukutsuru Kura

Climate

  • Nada Hamafukutsuru Kura is located in Uozaki Go, one of The Five Villages of Nada (Nada-Gogo), which is famous for its breweries. Kudari-zake was trending in the whole Kanto area as a first-grade Sake, which was transported from Kamigata (Kansai District) to Edo (currently, Tokyo) through Taru-kaisen (a kind of cargo vessels). It is notably well known in the Japanese history that The Five Villages of Nada prospered as the main sake brewers in and after the mid-Edo period.

    The Five Villages of Nada are the top Sake brewers in Hyogo prefecture, which boasts the largest production volume of refined Sake in all Japan; They have a rich climate suitable for Sake brewing and the place excels as a sake brewery site for its water and rice.

    Hamafukutsuru has been utilizing the natural underground water of Rokko Mount for Sake making and continues to brew mellow Sake.

Four-season touristic brewery

  • Generally, Sake brewing is done by harnessing the cold weather of the winter, but Hamafukutsuru brews Sake year-round.
    Hamafukutsuru calls this method “four-season brewing” and is always able to offer the customers who come all the way to the brewery a fresh Sake.

    The shops offer the local specialty products, slightly sparkling alcoholic beverages, Yuzu-rich Liqueur, and Sake preserved in Whisky barrels or Sherry casks and such. Customers appreciate the shops for being “the sake brewery where they can watch the Sake brewing and buy it at the same time.”

“Nanatsu Ume,” a brewery legacy of a brand loved by the ancestors

  • Momenya’s Nanatsu Ume, a premium Sake brewed in Sesshu Itami region. It was so popular that it was referred to, “for Sake, you look no further than Kenbishi, Otokoyama, and Nanatsu Ume.” In Tempou period, it was loved by many people in Edo (current Tokyo), for example, it was the favored Sake for women in the Edo Shogunate's inner palace and was drawn on Hokusai Katsushika art pieces.

    On the other hand, along with strict regulations for Sake brewing by the Bakufu and the rise of Nada Sake, the Itami Sake brewing business gradually declined and Momenya, the Sake brewer of Nanatu Ume, had to eventually go out of business. After more than 300 years passed, Hamafukutsuru rose up as the rightful heir to the “Nanatsu Ume” brand.

    Hamafukutsuru will brew the “Nanatsu Ume” loved by the ancestors as a representative Nada Sake.

Description of major products

Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo

  • Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo
  • Thanks to inheriting the Nada main current, this sake is brewed by using 100% Sake rice produced in Hyogo Prefecture and was painstakingly polished to 45%. Enjoy a light-bodied Junmai Daiginjo-shu rich in rice Umami with fine aroma and crispiness.

    Well-matching foods
    Sukiyaki, Potato salad
Flavor
Sweetness/dryness
Sweet Mildly sweet Medium Off-dry Dry
Best way to drink
On the rocks
0 to 6℃
Chilled
around 7℃
Normal temperature
around 20℃
Warm
around 45℃
Hot
around 55℃
Product Size Price JAN code Alcohol content Sales areas
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo 300ml 560 4902263 161060 15 Nationwide
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo 720ml 1,280 4902263 131018 15 Nationwide
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo 1800ml 2,600 4902263 131025 15 Nationwide

*Prices are the suggested retail prices excluding the consumption tax

Hamafukutsuru Bizen Omachi Daiginjo

  • Hamafukutsuru Bizen Omachi Daiginjo
  • A Daiginjo-shu Sake brewed by bringing out all the characteristics of Omachi rice, which is the ingredient Sake rice. It has a pleasant aroma, softness with every sip, and rich Umami. A high-quality Sake brewed by using 55% Omachi Sake rice produced in Okayama prefecture, which is called the Bizen Province.

    Well-matching foods
    Simmered Chicken and Vegetables, glass noodles salad
Flavor
Sweetness/dryness
Sweet Mildly sweet Medium Off-dry Dry
Best way to drink
On the rocks
0 to 6℃
Chilled
around 7℃
Normal temperature
around 20℃
Warm
around 45℃
Hot
around 55℃
Product Size Price JAN code Alcohol content Sales areas
Hamafukutsuru Bizen Omachi Daiginjo 300ml 457 4902263 223263 15 Nationwide
Hamafukutsuru Bizen Omachi Daiginjo 720ml 985 4902263 223225 15 Nationwide
Hamafukutsuru Bizen Omachi Daiginjo 1800ml 2,243 4902263 223218 15 Nationwide

*Prices are the suggested retail prices excluding the consumption tax