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Kawanakajima 川中島

SAKE Name Tokubetsu Junmai Kawanakajima
Ricetype Miyama-nishiki
Seimaibuai 59%
Alchohol Content


SAKE Meter Value ±0
Acidity 1.5
Tasting Notes
This sake is classified as tokubetusu junmai. Only the local rice, Miyamanishiki from Nagano prefecture, is used. It tastes mild and fresh and keeps the flavor and aroma of the material rice.

SAKE Name Junmai Nigori Kawanakajima
Ricetype Miyama-nishiki
Seimaibuai 65%
Alchohol Content


SAKE Meter Value -27
Acidity 1.7
Tasting Notes
This is mellow Junmai Nigori sake, retaining the innate flavor of rice.
About the KURAMOTO(蔵元の背景について)

History of the brewery
Sake Brewery, Shusen-kurano was founded in Kawanakajima, Nagano, in 1540. Kawanakajima is blessed with beautiful nature and clear spring water. Shusen-kurano is one of the oldest Sake breweries in Japan with a long history of more than 460 years. One of the major wars, the Battle of Kawanakajima, was fought in here during the civil war period of Japan in the 16th century. Most likely, famous samurai generals such as TAKEDA Shingen and UESUGI Kenshin tasted our sake.

Shusen-kurano is a small brewery and the capacity of production is very limited (50,000 bottles/year) but we are proud of the excellent quality of our product brewed in traditional methods.

TOJI, or sake master brewer, is the most important person in the entire brewery. Our TOJI is Ms. Mariko Chino, the daughter of the brewery owner. Interested in microbes, she studied microbiology at Tokyo University of Agriculture, and worked at the National Tax Agency Brewery lab as a scientist for two years. Inspired, she then returned home to work in the brewery, learning what TOJI has to do under the experienced TOJI. Eight years later, she acceded to the position of TOJI.

Her inspiration and talent as well as her devotion helped the brewery receive a lot of awards. She says: I am like a school teacher. Sake is my student. Each sake is different, so my work is to bring out the essence of each sake and correct what needs to be corrected. All sake is happy if they are brewed in the right way for them.

Details of KURAMOT(蔵元詳細)
Main Brand(主力銘柄) Kawanakajima
Kuramoto(会社名) Shusen Kurano SAKE Brewery


Address(所在地) 386-1 Imai , Kawanakajima-Cho , Nagano-City , NAgano-Ken , JAPAN
Tel +81-26-284-4062
Fax +81-26-284-4063