Hachinohe Shuzo is located in the northern most prefecture of Japan’s main island. Named after the town of its location, Hachinohe Shuzo produces sake only from locally grown rice and locally isolated yeast strains, both of which are only permitted for use in the Aomori Prefecture. In fact, during the 1970s the rice growers and brewers of Aomori joined together to crossbreed four varieties of sakamai (‘sake-specific rice’) specially adapted to the climate of the prefecture. Though first founded in 1775, the brewery as it stands today consists of six buildings constructed between 1912 – 1926, in a mixture of Eastern and Western styles. They have been designated as ‘tangible cultural property’ by the government for their contribution to the soul of Hachinohe City.
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