Asabiraki

“Positively wrestling with environmental problems from the awareness of importance of resources as a sake maker.”

Asabiraki was established by Geno Murai, “Samurai” of Nanbu Clan in 1871 (Meiji Era). Located in the Iwate Prefecture, Asabiraki is led by master brewer Masahiko Fujio and a winner of 20 gold medals at the National Sake Appraisal. This brewery features its rice and water through the masterful techniques of one of the top Nambu brewers, the most famous brewery schools in Japan.

Established: 1871
Location: Iwate Prefecture
Representative: Masahiko Fujio

The History of the Yamamoto family

Nanbu Style
Founded in 1871
Recycling company
Gold Medals

Uses brewing technique called Nanbu Style that was formed by a group of sake brewing experts called “Nanbu Toji” over 300 years ago.

Founded by Genzo Murai, “Samurai” of Nanbu Clan established Asabiraki Sake Brewery in 1871 (Meiji Era).

Established recycling company in 1980 and working local community for ecoactivity.

Continuously won gold medals at Monde Selection from 1996 to 2001.

18th century
1871
1980
1998

Sake Brewing

Nanbu Style

Creating well-defined aroma with sharp finish, lower temperature, and longer-term fermentation techniques.

Origin of “Sacred”

Based on raw rice. First raw rice is polished and refined, washed in good water, then soaked and steamed.

Shirakikusui

Kouji (malted rice) is added to convert starch into sugar (saccharification). In three to four weeks, fermentation and aging are completed.

Over 300 years

Sake is pressed and bottled after pasteurization. Some is shipped immediately, while some is preserved for further aging.

A brewery that is proud of their
continuous efforts for 150 years.

Direct Sales Shop

あさ開酒蔵全景
A sabiraki’s brewing masters have the honor of winning gold medals 12 times in row at the National Sake Competition held every spring every. This brewery can proudly say it is because of their consistent efforts for 150 years and have continuously won gold medals at Monde Selection from 1996 to 2001. Asabiraki has also been positively wrestling with environmental problems from the awareness of importance of resources. They even established a recycling company in 1980, working locally in the community for ecoactivity.
  • Address 10-34 Daijiji-Cho Morioka-shi, Iwate Prefecture

  • Business Hours 9:00-16:00

  • Services Free (tour and tasting). Big groups have to make reservations.