“Where there is good water, there is good sake.”

For Izumibashi Sake Brewery, a 162-year-old Japanese liquor company based in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, this saying couldn’t be more accurate. Surrounded by Mt. Oyama and the vast Sagami River, the brewery is based at the very heart of massive alluvial plains in the area, known and treasured by local settlers as some of the country’s most fertile soils. Thanks to that — and a lot of hard work — since its founding in 1857, the brewery has continued to proudly prove that “good sake begins in the rice fields”: one of the many slogans the family-run company has developed to describe its versatile business through the years…

Reblogged from Japan Today

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