Introduction of Ootsubo Shuzo (Ootsubo Sake Brewery)
Ootsubo Sake Brewery
Japanese sake brewery Ootsubo has a long history that is inextricably linked to its hometown of Hida city and is dedicated to creating traditional, artisan sake.
Ootsubo Sake Brewery, based in Kamioka, is a long-established brewery founded in the 13th year of the Tenpo period (1843), and has always valued the taste of traditional, artisan sake. Kamioka, a town in the northern part of Hida City, is located on the border of Toyama Prefecture and is surrounded by mountains. In addition, since the development of the Mozumi Silver Mine during the Yoro period (Nara period), it has prospered as a mining district that produces lead and zinc.
Nature of Kamioka
Due to its natural environment and prosperous mines, Kamioka has a unique culture and landscape. At first glance, it looks like a town you can find anywhere, but when you walk around, it also has a certain nostalgia.
Inspired by this environment, their "Sweet Hida Musume" and "Dry Kamidai" sake are beloved staples in the area. In addition, many sake fans look forward to the seasonal "Ginjo Kamidai Sumi", "Winter Gomori", and "Dahan Shibori” sake .
In recent years, the pure-rice sake "Kira no Shizuku", made with Koshihikari "Golden Glitter" rice in Oku Hida has been very popular, and is a limited edition sake that often sells out.
Inside the brewery
Otsubo Sake Brewery has the philosophy of "making sincere products that are not swept away by the times", and they hope to continue to maintain their sincere attitude and passion, as well as their deep connection to Hida Kamioka.