This dry Junmai-shu is named after our founder's name. We brew it manually as much as possible. This sake is characterized by its profound flavor with restrained aroma. It goes well with wide varieties of dishes; meat, tempura, fish and so on. We export this sake to US at present, and it has been introduced by Michelin-starred restaurants. It was awarded gold medal in the Junmai-shu category at the "Kura Master 2019" held in Paris.
Toshimaya, the oldest sake store in Tokyo, originated when its founder, Toshimaya Juemon, opened a sake store and tavern in 1596 at Kamakura Waterfront (Uchikanda Chiyoda-ku at present) in central Edo (modern day Tokyo). When Juemon began brewing shirozake (white sake), its reputation spread throughout Edo. Shirozake is a sweet rice liqueur that was popular with women at the time. Toshimaya is also said to have opened the first Izakaya(tavern) in Japan. The company started their sake brewing business in the middle of the Meiji era about 130 years ago. Our brewery brews sake, shirozake and mirin (sweet cooking sake). Our premium sake, Kinkon (Golden Wedding Anniversary in English), has been awarded numerous gold prizes at the Annual Japan Sake Awards and overseas contests, and is used as the sacred sake at the famous Meiji Jingu Shrine as well as Kanda Myojin Shrine. Toshimaya has always observed the family motto passed on by word of mouth: “The customer and sincerity – first”.