Juhachi Zakari Shuzo is located in Kojima, Kurashiki City.
For over 230 years we have been making sake that compliments the local cuisine of the Seto Inland Sea.
Although sake is but a mere clear liquid，there are many tales to be found within. There is that of the farmers who toiled to cultivate the rice, the brewers who made it, and of course the customers and retailers who care for the sake once it has left the brewery. All of these stories and more exist inside each and every glass. It goes without saying that we strive to make sake that is delicious. However, we also want to make sake that conveys these stories from the moment that you take your first sip.
We only focus on using the local rice carefully grown by the skill farmers.
We use the undergroud water of Takahashi River.
It is often said that brewing sake has certain similarities to raising a child. We become fixated by it which makes us more diligent in what we do. Rice that has been carefully nurtured over time shines like a pearl when steamed and is pleasing to touch.
The sense of accomplishment of carefully doing each task, and the sense of not allowing oneself to fail. Although it is continuous hard work, through that constant effort, I can make even better sake and connect with the harmony of people. I also think that this is one of the charms of sake.