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Company Outline

Company Name
Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Store Name
Omi-ya
Representative
Komai Shozaburo (Eighth Generation Chief Brewer)
Brands Produced
Mutsu Otokoyama, Mutsu Hassen
Address
9 Hon-cho, Minato-machi
Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan 031-0812
TEL
81-178-33-1171
FAX
81-178-34-1174
E-mail
info@hachinoheshuzo.co.jp
URL
https://www.mutsu8000.com/

The History of Sake Brewing in Hachinohe

Our brewery started in 1740 when the first-generation Komai Shozaburo left Omi Province (located in Shiga Prefecture along the western bank of Lake Biwa in the present day) for the land of Mutsu (Tohoku) to find a good place to produce sake. Our brewery has followed in his footsteps and has continued to make sake for generations. Today, the eighth-generation Shozaburo produces an environmentally friendly, healthy, and delicious local brand of sake from Aomori Prefecture that uses rice grown in Aomori, the finest yeast, and clear spring water from the Kanisawa area in Hachinohe to perfect the brewing process.

February 1775
First Generation 
Starts malted rice (koji) business in Kenyoshi (located in Nanbu Town in the present day). Starts brewing sake at the Muraichi Kenyoshi store.
October 1888
Fourth Generation 
Inherits and relocates to the Kato Tokujiro Brewery on the Minato-mura Hama-dori Road.
July 1910
Fifth Generation 
Registers trademark for Mutsu Otokoyama, the first trademark in Japan to use the name Otokoyama.
October 1944
Sixth Generation 
Becomes the first company president of Hachinohe Shurui Co., Ltd., a corporation created upon the merger of sixteen sake brewers and corporations in the area in accordance with the Japanese Corporate Maintenance Act.
1989-1993
Eighth Generation 
Mutsu Otokoyama sake wins the gold prize five years in a row at the Zenkoku Shin-shu Kanpyokai (All Japan New Sake Awards).
October 1997
Breaks from Hachinohe Shurui Co., Ltd. and begins brewing sake at Hachinohe Shuzo.
June 1999
Obtains a manufacturing license and changes the company name to the newly established Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
March 2003
Komai Shuzo Co., Ltd. and Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd. merge under the company name Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Awards

July 7, 2016 主催:INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2016 - SAKE CATEGORY

Mutsu Hassen Pink Label Ginjo
Gold Prize - Ginjo Category
July 7, 2016 主催:INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2016 - SAKE CATEGORY

May 26, 2016 主催:独立行政法人酒類総合研究所

104th Annual National Research Institute of Brewing - All Japan New Sake Awards

May 24, 2016 主催:社団法人南部杜氏協会

97th Annual Nanbu Brewer’s Association Sake Awards

Mutsu Hassen
First Prize - Junmai Ginjo-shu Sake Category
May 24, 2016 主催:社団法人南部杜氏協会

97th Annual Nanbu Brewer’s Association Sake Awards

Mutsu Hassen
First Prize - Ginjo-shu Sake Category
May 24, 2016 主催:社団法人南部杜氏協会

97th Annual Nanbu Brewer’s Association Sake Awards

Mutsu Hassen
First Prize - Junmai-shu Sake Category
October 1, 2014 主催:地酒研究会八戸

Third Annual Local Sake Workshop in Hachinohe: Let’s Make a Toast with Local Sake, Japan! 2014

September 9, 2014 主催:青森県酒造組合

Aomori Prefecture Brewer’s Union Sake Awards

May 25, 2014 主催:松尾大社 酒-1グランプリ実行委員会

First Annual Matsuo Taisha Sake-1 Gran Prix

October 1, 2012 主催:地酒研究会八戸

First Annual Local Sake Workshop in Hachinohe: Let’s Make a Toast with Local Sake, Japan! 2012

September 8, 2012 主催:美酒早慶戦実行委員会

2nd Annual Waseda-Keio University Sake Brewer’s Battle Awards

May 25, 2012 主催:社団法人南部杜氏協会

93rd Annual Nanbu Brewer’s Association Sake Awards

July 1, 2012 主催:SAKE COMPETITION 実行委員会

SAKE COMPETITION 2012

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

February 24, 2018 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2018 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

December 14, 2017 主催:純米酒大賞制定委員会

2017 Junmai-shu Sake Awards Competition

February 24, 2017 主催:ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード実行委員会

2017 Delicious Japanese Sake in a Wineglass Awards

December 16, 2016 主催:純米酒大賞制定委員会

2016 Junmai-shu Sake Awards Competition

October 2016

Tohoku Sake Awards

Mutsu Hanaomoi 40 Junmai Dai-ginjo
First Prize
September 13, 2016 主催:青森県酒造組合

Aomori Prefecture Sake Brewer’s Union Sake Awards

September 3, 2016 主催:美酒早慶戦実行委員会

6th Annual Waseda-Keio University Sake Brewer’s Battle Awards

Origin of the Mutsu Hassen Brand

The legend of the Eight Immortals (the Eight Drunken Immortals), or Hassen in Japanese, originated in ancient China and has passed down to the present day. Stories about the Eight Immortals and their earthly exploits often detail the delightful ways in which they enjoyed drinking their favorite wine and spirits. We named our sake “Mutsu Hassen,” which means the Eight Drunken Immortals of Tohoku, after this legend. We hope sake lovers and connoisseurs can savor and enjoy this rich and full-flavored sake our brewery is famous for.
Mutsu Hassen Junmai-shu sake combines the traditional richness of sake with a mild flavor and refreshing aftertaste.
Mutsu Hassen Junmai Ginjo-shu sake adds an even more delicate flavor.
Sake lovers can also enjoy Mutsu Hassen Dai-ginjo-shu, an exclusive sake perfected by our chief brewer that combines a fragrant aroma and a smooth blend of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) into a fine, dry sake that goes down so smoothly.

About Ganja Natural Sake Club

Revitalize the natural rice paddies of Kanisawa,
and experience brewing sake with natural rice.
Only members of the Ganja Natural Sake Club can take part in these activities
as they work together to produce an original natural sake.