FUJIKURA 不盡蔵 720/1800ml
- Shiga, Japan
- Best With
- Room temp
560 years ago, during Japan's Muromachi Period, our ancestor, Ota Dokan, built the EDO Castle and started a real-life legend.
Ota Dokan, who was an extraordinarily talented military commander and poet, won as many battles as the poems he wrote. To this day, he is also acknowledged as a "master castle builder" because he built many famous castles, with the EDO Castle being the most prominent one.
The Ota family began brewing sake in earnest in the early Meiji period, approximately 400 years after the construction of the EDO Castle.
The Ota family, who had moved to KUSATSU under an unofficial order from the Edo shogunate, began brewing sake to make an effective use of the fields and the local OMI rice they owned at the time.
The sake made in this way was named "DOKAN" after our ancestor and has been carefully preserved to this day.
We produce a variety of Premium Sake, Wine, Brandy, Shochu, Plum Wine, and Liqueurs at our three locations.
The DOKANKURA Brewery is open to visitors both as a shop and a museum, and the entrance has no cost to visitors.
Many historical materials are on display, including many items once owned by Ota Dokan. We'll be delighted to see you here when you visit!
Immerse yourself in the history of DOKAN, our forefather.
Our main brand of sake, "DOKAN", and various other alcoholic beverages are made at FUJIKURA Brewery.
The Dokan Kura is a storehouse on the first floor and a museum on the second floor, which can be freely visited.
Vories' architectural guest house
We produce exquisite products focusing on aromas and flavors, with a focus on crisp YAMAHAI.
Land acquired from the Imperial Household KUNINOMIYA
The Ritto Winery is an ideal vineyard that was completed as a result of a large scale construction project to convert the topsoil and bottom soil of a vast wasteland in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, into a new wine yard. The property was acquired from KUNINOMIYA, and it now houses this extraordinary wine yard.
The first process in the brewery is "Washing" the rice. In fact, the daily cleaning of tools and the brewery is also called "Washing". Careful Washing produces Sake with the original flavor of rice and a more natural yeast-derived aroma.
The raw water for the Sake factory and winery is water from a local well. As a result of re-drilling the wells at the Kusatsu Plant, water of suitable quality for Sake brewing can now be extracted. Water is an essential ingredient in Sake brewing. We clean wells on a regular basis and make every effort to analyze water quality.
We are committed to brewing sake using 100% local Shiga ingredients. Yamada-Nishiki is grown for our own use using organic farming methods and is used as a raw material for Sake. Seishu Junmai Daiginjo FUJIKURA Brewery and Special Junmai WATARIBUNE were registered as a certified GI Shiga product in 2023.