Misuzu Shuzo became independent of the Kumagaya brand in 1893, It was named “Misuzu” in 1897. Misuzu utilizes the characteristics of Miyamanishiki rice and yeast both of which are produced in Nagano. They aim for a light taste and a modest flavor, but yet memorable sake.
Ito Shuzo’s original type of sake, Yokobue is named after a character from old Japanese literature called “Heike Monogatari”. The founder of Ito Shuzo wished for his sake to inherit one of the character’s names he deeply related to. Ito Shuzo provides as many products that they can manufacture by their hands.
Shinshu Meijo have inherited their skills and tradition from the Edo era (1600-1868). The company recently established their new factory in Nagano, seeking better quality water for their sake. Shinshu Meijo is attempting to modernize their company without compromising their traditional ways in producing sake.