Our brewery was established in 1806, and our Mitaniharu (“Three Valley’s Spring”) brand won second place in the Honor Prize category at the First National Seishu Competition in 1907. Mitaniharu was named by Kozan Sakai, one of the greatest scholars of Chinese classics in the 19th century. The brand name comes from the fact that this sake is brewed with natural water that wells up in three valleys after being filtering through granite-based soil on Kurahashi Island. The calligraphy on the bottle labels we use today was created by Rai Itsu’an when he was feeling tipsy. Itsu’an was the eldest son of Rai San’yō and a Confucian scholar like his father.
Mitaniharu is very precious. One master brewer devotes one and a half months to making this sake, following almost the same process as 200 years ago. The amount produced is extremely limited—equivalent to only 5,000 large (1.8 L) bottles. Mitaniharu is also special in its bottle designs. They feature the warmth of being made by human hands, which gives you peace of mind. The bottle shapes depict our passion for Mitaniharu. Savor the precious sake contained in the specially designed bottles.
In 2019, Mitaniharu Junmai Daiginjo was awarded the Gold Prize at the National New Sake Appraising and Deliberating Fair. Mitaniharu Daiginjo won first place at the Self-Brewed Sake Competition held by the Hiroshima Sake Master Brewers’ Guild.
Les grands sakes de Hiroshima