Kura, What the fuck ?

To talk about breweries we can use several words, Kura  or Shuzo. The Kura is historically a warehouse to store, keep or hide things that are valuable.
The kurabito are the people who work for the Kura.
being owner of a big Kura was a symbol of richness, in the past only important people could make sake because rice was like money, one could pay in rice, hence the importance of protecting it well in a Kura.

Shinkame brewery

Without the Shinkame brewery's struggle to revive pure Junmai sake, tasting a sake of this quality today would probably not be possible. Yoshimasa alone embodies this battle, this quest. Hardly anyone knows it, but he is a hero.
Without the Shinkame brewery's struggle to revive pure Junmai sake, tasting a sake of this quality today would probably not be possible. Yoshimasa alone embodies this battle, this quest. Hardly anyone knows it, but he is a hero.

sakes d'aujourd'hui et de demain by Takao

  • Senkame Junmai Nama Nigori Sparkling

    14,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai

    24,00 96,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Nama Nigori Sparkling

    25,00 56,00 
  • Hanafubuki Junmai

    43,00 86,00 

Legendary sakes by Y.Ogawahara

  • Hikomago Junmai

    850,00 4.000,00 
  • Hanafubuki Junmai

    900,00 3.400,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai

    900,00 3.600,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Nama Sweet 14

    1.500,00 
  • Mahoto Junmai

    1.500,00 3.400,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Ginjo Nanago

    3.200,00 10.000,00 
  • Kotori no saezuri Junmai Ginjo

    3.200,00 10.000,00 
  • Hikomago junmai daiginjo

    4.000,00 16.000,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama 2013

    4.500,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Ginjo Nama Funakuchi 2013

    7.500,00 
  • Shinkame junmai Dai koshu 1983

    8.500,00 12.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Ginjo nama Kase nigori Sparkling Koshu

    10.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Daiginjo
    Funakuchi 2001,02,03

    12.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Daiginjo
    Funakuchi 2010,17

    12.000,00 
  • Toki no nagare junmai ginjo
    Dai koshu blend 1984,85,86

    17.000,00 

Haneda brewery

Founded in 1592, HANEDA SHUZO is one of the oldest breweries in Ōyama in the Tōhoku region of Yamagata Prefecture. In keeping with inherited traditions, they continue to meet the challenge of producing high quality sake during the harsh winter with the blizzard. Producing mainly Junmai, going for small quantity, taking a lot of time to press the sake with the traditional press (Kibune) are their special features. The younger generation has returned to the brewery and is beginning to breathe fresh life into the tradition.
Founded in 1592, HANEDA SHUZO is one of the oldest breweries in Ōyama in the Tōhoku region of Yamagata Prefecture. In keeping with inherited traditions, they continue to meet the challenge of producing high quality sake during the harsh winter with the blizzard. Producing mainly Junmai, going for small quantity, taking a lot of time to press the sake with the traditional press (Kibune) are their special features. The younger generation has returned to the brewery and is beginning to breathe fresh life into the tradition.
  • Usen Shiraume Junmai Umeshu Umeyusui

    16,00 85,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Honoka Junmai Namazume

    42,00 85,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Honoka Junmai Nama Genshu Shiboritate

    45,00 
  • Uzen TAWARAYUKI Junmai Ginjo Tsuyahime

    49,00 98,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Junmai Ginjo Yamahai Namazume

    52,00 110,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Junmai Ginjo Chirori Namazume

    52,00 112,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate yamadanishiki&dewakirari

    52,00 98,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Genshu Shiboritate Tsuyahime

    52,00 104,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate Yukiwakamaru

    52,00 98,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate yamadanishiki&miyamanishiki

    57,00 114,00 

Asahigiku brewery

Several years ago, this brewery burned down completely, and they lost everything, including their stock of matured sake. Since then, it has slowly risen from the ashes, and we are pushing it to re-mature its sakes. On the way back, the road is long, the sake is all the more beautiful. To be discovered...
Several years ago, this brewery burned down completely, and they lost everything, including their stock of matured sake. Since then, it has slowly risen from the ashes, and we are pushing it to re-mature its sakes. On the way back, the road is long, the sake is all the more beautiful. To be discovered...
  • Rokugo Junmai Nama

    15,00 76,00 
  • Rokugo Junmai

    33,00 76,00 
  • Ayaka Junmai Binkakoi Namazume

    45,00 96,00 
  • Daichi Junmai

    47,00 104,00 

Kawanishiya brewery

Depuis de nombreuses années déjà, cette brasserie située dans le préfecture de Kanagawa a fait passer toute sa production en Junmai, et travaille en collaboration avec les fermiers locaux. Aujourd’hui, son savoir-faire a atteint sa maturité, et on la retrouve dans ses sakés. Ils sont maturés 2 à 10 ans, ce sont de vraies merveilles !
Depuis de nombreuses années déjà, cette brasserie située dans le préfecture de Kanagawa a fait passer toute sa production en Junmai, et travaille en collaboration avec les fermiers locaux. Aujourd’hui, son savoir-faire a atteint sa maturité, et on la retrouve dans ses sakés. Ils sont maturés 2 à 10 ans, ce sont de vraies merveilles !
  • Tansawasan Shuho Junmai

    47,00 94,00 
  • Tansawasan Shuho Junmai Nama Muroka Genshu

    47,00 94,00 
  • Yushin blue Junmai Ginjo Namachozo

    51,00 52,00 
  • Ryu Wakamizu Junmai Nama Muroka Genshu

    52,00 104,00 
  • Tansawasan Reyho Junmai

    53,00 108,00 
  • Tanzawasan Label rouge Yamada-Nishiki Junmai Nama Genshu

    53,00 106,00 
  • Ryu Gohyakumangoku Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    53,00 106,00 
  • Ryu Miyamanishiki Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    53,00 106,00 
  • Ryu Kame-no-O Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    68,00 136,00 

Yamane brewery

Founded in 1887, Yamane Shuzo is located in the westernmost area of the Inaba Kingdom, historically known as Hioki Township, now separated from Tottori City, south of the Sea of Japan in Tottori Prefecture. This region is known for its harsh winters and heavy snowfalls. But carrying the hope of the distant spring cherry trees bloom around the Lunar New Year in the middle of this harsh winter. Hiokizakura sakes embody this inspiration.
Founded in 1887, Yamane Shuzo is located in the westernmost area of the Inaba Kingdom, historically known as Hioki Township, now separated from Tottori City, south of the Sea of Japan in Tottori Prefecture. This region is known for its harsh winters and heavy snowfalls. But carrying the hope of the distant spring cherry trees bloom around the Lunar New Year in the middle of this harsh winter. Hiokizakura sakes embody this inspiration.
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Muroka

    43,00 86,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Tokubetsu Nama Muroka « Yama Shitataru »

    44,00 88,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Ghoriki

    47,00 92,00 
  • Hiokizakura Hachiwaribiki Junmai Muroka Nigori

    47,00 94,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Tamasakae

    47,00 94,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Omachi

    50,00 100,00 
  • Hiokizakura Yama Nemuru Junmai Shiboritate Nama Genshu Muroka

    51,00 102,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Ginjo Densho Ghoriki

    54,00 108,00 
  • Hiokizakura Toki no Takumi Junmai Muroka Koshu

    79,00 158,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Fushu Ghoriki

    86,00 

Koikawa brewery

In the 1980s, Kazuyoshi and his father revived an old and forgotten variety of rice called "kamenoo" from Yamagata Prefecture. Koikawa Brewery is a brewery in the making. The year 2016 is an important date for this brewery: For the first time since the war, it is drawing a line under the past and the dark history of sake with added alcohol. This is remarkable, considering the courage and effort it takes to do so. This year they will brew only Junmai.
In the 1980s, Kazuyoshi and his father revived an old and forgotten variety of rice called "kamenoo" from Yamagata Prefecture. Koikawa Brewery is a brewery in the making. The year 2016 is an important date for this brewery: For the first time since the war, it is drawing a line under the past and the dark history of sake with added alcohol. This is remarkable, considering the courage and effort it takes to do so. This year they will brew only Junmai.
  • KOIKAWA Junmai

    25,00 106,00