Owned and operated since 1916 by the Kobayashi family in the heart of the Joetsu region, Musashino Shuzo strives to make expressive sake in the Niigata tradition.
Toji Kenji Fujii is one of the longest tenured brewmasters in the country, having crafted sake for Musashino Shuzo for over four decades.
That experience and dedication to detail shines through in the quality of the sake.
Musashino [mu-sashi-noh] Shuzo
4-7-46 Nishishiro-cho, Joetsu-shi, Niigata 943-0834 Japan
Kuramoto, kura and sakagura, all meaning sake producer, can be used interchangeably.Each word has other meanings, such as Kuramoto - the owner of a sake producer, Kura ? warehouse, Sakagura - sake cellar.