A plaque of black granite engraved with Dr. Yamada’s pronouncement—“The birthplace of yeast number seven” The steaming koji is taken out of the koji room into the cold brewery Sake’s mother: shubo Koji making(hand-mixed) Brewery shop  "Cella Masumi"
MASUMI 2018
Toward Our Dreams…

Last year, I was enthralled by NHK’s historical drama “Onna Joshu Naotora” (Naotora: The Lady Warlord). I’d started watching it just because the “Nao” in my name “Naotaka” is the same character as in the main character’s name and in many subsequent generations of the Ii clan, such as the famous general Ii Naotaka. However, soon I was captivated by the story of the strife, pain, hardship, and sacrifice endured by this and the other clans that supported the rise of the Tokugawa Shogun during the Warring States period. No doubt I got hooked on the series because, as the owner of a sake brewery, I could certainly sympathize with their pain and suffering!

In a modern economy that seems just as competitive as the Warring States period, at times it has felt nearly impossible to live up to my ideals as head of a sake brewer’s household. But a look back reveals progress, in the form of new bottling equipment, and new technologies for preparing the rice, that are bringing us ever higher quality. When I reflect on it, the lot of a sake maker is truly a happy one, because what we do every day is help people enjoy their meals, and strengthen the bonds between people, and expand the network of sake fans around the world. So, in this the 356th year of our brewery, along with all those who work for sake, I turn with a smiling face toward my dreams…

President Naotaka Miyasaka

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Crafted by skilled hands at Masumi’s two breweries in the Suwa region of Nagano Prefecture.
Local rice and pure mountain water combined with the best brewing traditions and techniques.

Brewed in Suwa by the Miyasaka family since 1662.
Local. Traditional. Innovative.

Delivering great sake in top condition.
Spreading the spirit of Japanese sake across the world.

The more you know about sake, the more there is to love about it.