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Sake brewery tour: Takijiman in Mie Prefecture

Dec. 11. 2022
by Yuki Imanishi

I had an opportunity to visit Takijiman in Mie Prefecture.

Let me write about the summary of the sake brewery.

Company name: Takijiman Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. 

Representative: Takashi Sugimoto

Address: 141 Kashihara, Akame-cho, Nabari, Mie 518-0464

Founded in 1868

Established: January 1956 Asahi Shuzo Brewery Co.

In May 1992, company name changed to Takijiman Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

Number of Employee: 8

Business description:Production and sales of sake (Seishu, liqueur, food processing)

Production volume: 10,000 liters, 554 koku

Business hours: 8:00-18:00
Closed on Sundays and national holidays

Inside Takijiman
From outside
Old tools display

Takijiman’s standard lineup is handcrafted by a small group of elite brewers under the motto of “Sake that makes one person want to drink a hundred cups more than a hundred people want to drink one cup".

It got best award at the 2012 Omachi Summit, a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC), and was used as the toast and in-dinner drink at the Ise-Shima Summit.

It won Gold medal award at IWC 2022 and Gold medal at National sake appraisal 2022 this year.

Mr. Sugimoto told us that there is a key point in adding water, and we found out about the importance of finding the best timing to add water.
During the tasting, we were served sake made with different rice varieties such as Hattannishiki, Omachi, and Yamadanishiki.

All the sake were wonderful, showing the characteristics of the rice.

Takijiman sake lineup
Sake tasting we tried