“To know the rice is to know the sake.”
Kanbai Shuzo has been family-owned and operated since inception allowing them to maintain the small, intimate character of their handmade sake production. They are a true representation of jizake (local sake), cultivating their own rice in the tanbo (rice fields) surrounding the brewery.
Every year, the rice quality is affected by the weather conditions, so they acquire vast knowledge about their own rice harvest and its care to produce the best tasting and highest quality sake. Their motto is: “To know the rice is to know the sake.”
Location: Furukawa, Osaki City, Miyagi
In the rural area north of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, Kanbai Shuzo was established in 1918 in the town of Furukawa, Osaki City. They strongly believe that Miyagi’s clean water and air along with the fruitful land resources lead to the making of their best sake. Miyakanbai's symbol is the plum blossom, representing the rebirth that Spring brings along with the charming fragrance of its blossoms
In the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the brewery suffered significant damage. They are deeply indebted to the people of Miyagi who rushed to help them rebuild in the aftermath.