Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery” with a long history dating back to the Edo period

Good morning. Today, I would like to introduce Fuji Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City.

According to a report by Masarai Watanabe, a local information writer and author, the Fuji-Takasago Brewery is a historical sake brewery that has been around since 1830. Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery,” a sake brewery that has been in existence since 1830.
This time, we were given a tour of the brewery by a volunteer guide.

The Fuji-Takasago Sake Brewery was founded during the Tempo era, a time of darkness and famine.

There is a spring in front of the store…
In front of the store is a spring…
The founder named the sake, which is used for purification and harmony, “Takasago,” a song about a couple who set sail and grow old together, wishing for peace, long life, and marital bliss.

Yamadanishiki” is particularly suited for sake brewing, and they use Yamadanishiki from Hyogo Prefecture’s special A district and Fujinomiya rice grown in the local watershed of Mt.

The percentage of brown rice that is left over after being polished is called the “milling ratio. Starch, fatty proteins, and other substances are removed from the surface layer of the rice because they are a common ingredient in sake.
The shaved rice is not discarded, but is properly used as livestock feed.

The essential ingredients for sake are rice, koji, which converts starch into sugar, and yeast, which ferments the rice and converts it into sugar. The taste of sake varies depending on the combination of these three types of rice and the ratio of rice polishing, making sake brewing difficult and largely dependent on the skill of the toji (master brewer).

Takasago Yamahai Brewing” uses super soft water, which is considered difficult for sake brewing using lactic acid bacteria living in the brewery, and has a good taste of Yamahai Brewing with a strong flavor and acidity. While the original Yamahai brewing process is characterized by its deep richness and acidity, Takasago Yamahai brewing is a sake with a gentle, slightly sweet taste.

A large amount of water is indispensable for sake brewing. Water is needed not only for brewing, but also for washing rice, utensils, and containers. An abundance of fresh water flowed out in front of the Takasago Sake Brewery.

Finally, we went to the second floor of the “Yakushigura” where the “Mt.
Both the stairs and the footing of the second floor are made of wood.

The storehouse itself has a history of more than 100 years.
The storehouse itself is said to be over 100 years old.
Inside the dimly lit storehouse, eight “Fujiyama Shimozanbutsu” were enshrined as if protected.

Eight Mount Fuji Gedasanbutsu (Descending Mount Fuji Buddhas)
Eight Mount Fuji Descending Buddha statues
On the left and right behind are two Nikko Bosatsu (Sunlight Bodhisattvas) and two Gekko Bosatsu (Moonlight Bodhisattvas), which are often represented symmetrically. It is unknown which is Nikko Bosatsu and which is Gekko Bosatsu.
The slightly smaller standing bodhisattva in the center was made by a foundryman in Kanda, Edo (now Tokyo), and was dedicated to Kusushi Shrine, according to an inscription.
In the front row are three Yakushi Nyorai statues.
The standing Bodhisattva statue is estimated to be dated 1719, which means that it has been in existence for more than 300 years.

I feel very grateful for Takasago Sake Brewery’s sake, which is brewed first thing in the morning, after putting my hands together with “Fujiyama Shimozanbutsu” before starting work at the brewery.

Sunshu Nakaya is the name of the brewery that has been popular since its establishment, and sake named after it is also sold. In addition to the familiar Takasago, there were various other types of sake on sale, including a limited edition of the product sold at a special venue in the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace on the Emperor’s Birthday, and the very popular Takasago Masu-included Sake Nama Chocolate.

In addition to the familiar Takasago, sake lees, products sold at the special venue in the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace on the Emperor’s Birthday, and sake namaiko Takasago, etc.
In addition to the familiar Takasago, there is also Sake Lees, products sold at a special venue in the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace on the Emperor’s Birthday, Sake Nama Chocolate Takasago, and more!

Sake brewery tours are available by appointment. How about taking an adult side trip to the “Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery” to see the precious “Fuji Gedama Buddha” and then encounter delicious sake?

Brewery tours are free, but reservations are required.
The brewery tour is free of charge, but reservations are required.
Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery
Address: 9-25 Takaracho, Fujinomiya City
TEL: 0544-27-2008
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (weekdays)
10:00-17:30 (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
Holidays: January 1 and 2

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