• about Kikuchi Sake Brewing

    Kikuchi Sake Brewery began business in 1878. This “Sanzen” and “Kiseki No Osake” brewery stands at a corner of the traditional wholesale district in the Tamashima area of Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture. There was one of many port towns for the large, wooden stone-hauling ships that departed from the Bitchu area. Boasting excellent water quality from the Takahashi River valley and together with the superior rice strains Omachi and Yamada Nishiki, quality-oriented is our motto in producing sake the traditional way.
    The brewery owner and the brew master To Kikuchi brew “Sanzen”with commitment to quality and a passion for the most excellent sake.
 
  • About the export of ‘Sanzen’

    Kikuchi Brewery began exporting sake in 2013 to the United States, and currently exports to Australia, England, China, Singapore, and more. The brewery owners have traveled to these countries to learn about sake consumption in each location and to teach customers about Kikuchi sake directly. We hope many people in the world enjoy our sake and find it delicious.
 
  • president/master brewer

    Tou Kikuchi

    • Kikuchi constantly pursues more excellent Sake.

      Our Company President, Mr. Tou Kikuchi, has been thinking that he wanted to brew the ideal sake so that someone could never forget the taste when he drinks it by himself. Mr. kikuchi became ‘Toji’ (Brew Master) of the Sake brewing in 1996. Mr. Kikuchi’s motto is bringing up the tradition of Sake, skills and his knowledge of brewing Sake on to the next generation of ‘Toji’. He brews Sanzen Sake very carefully through overseeing every step of Brewing processes by himself. His excellent skills in brewing Sake are assured by many awards. He is still looking for the perfect Sake.

    • Kikuchi is also known as musician and holds concerts.

      Our President also is known in Kurashiki as a famous amateur musician. At 5 years old he started to play the violin. Then, he became the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra when he was at Hiroshima University while he was a university student, and he played violin in the Hiroshima City Orchestra. In 1974, he founded the Kurashiki Chamber Orchestra (currently known as the Kurashiki Orchestra), where he has served as conductor, violinist, and violist to the current time. In July 2006, he conducted the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bulgaria Concert Hall, where he received a roar of applause by playing Symphony No.9 composed by Antonin Dvorak. Taking advantage of this unique career, Kikuchi plays Mozart’s music in the sake brewery during the sake brewing season, and holds a concert at the brewery every spring where he performs as a violinist or violist.

    • > Kikuchi constantly pursues more excellent Sake.
    • > Kikuchi is also known as musician and holds concerts.
  • president/master brewer

    Tou Kikuchi

    • > Kikuchi constantly pursues more excellent Sake.

      Our Company President, Mr. Tou Kikuchi, has been thinking that he wanted to brew the ideal sake so that someone could never forget the taste when he drinks it by himself. Mr. kikuchi became ‘Toji’ (Brew Master) of the Sake brewing in 1996. Mr. Kikuchi’s motto is bringing up the tradition of Sake, skills and his knowledge of brewing Sake on to the next generation of ‘Toji’. He brews Sanzen Sake very carefully through overseeing every step of Brewing processes by himself. His excellent skills in brewing Sake are assured by many awards. He is still looking for the perfect Sake.

    • > Kikuchi is also known as musician and holds concerts.

      Our President also is known as a famous amateur musician in Kurashiki. At 5 years old he started to play his violin. Then, he became the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra when he was at Hiroshima University when he was a university student, and he played violin in the Hiroshima City Orchestra. In 1974, he founded Kurashiki Chamber Orchestra (Currently known as the Kurashiki Orchestra),where he has served as conductor, violinist, violist ever since. In July 2006, he conducted the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bulgaria Concert Hall, where he received a roar of applause by playing Symphony No.9 composed by Antonin Dvorak. Taking advantage of this unique career, Kikuchi spins Mozart’s music in Sakagura during Sake brewing, and holds a Sakagura concert as a violinist or violist every spring.

 
  • about Okayama

    • Okayama prefecture with Kikuchi brewery

      Okayama Prefecture is called “Sunshine Country” because there many clear days, there are many hours of sunlight, the benefit from the waters of three main rivers in Okayama is great, and there are few natural disasters compared with other areas. For these reasons, stable agricultural production of rice as a main crop is possible in this area. The Seto Inland Sea has been used as a main artery of marine traffic since ancient times. Okayama Prefecture is encircled by the gentle inland sea and fertile mountains; the area has developed as an important transportation hub, and as a result, it has also developed as a place where various culture mixes. In recent years, a triennale of modern art known as the “Setouchi Art Festival” is held mainly in the Seto Inland Sea region, and the area is currently grabbing the world’s attention.

    • > Okayama prefecture with Kikuchi brewery
  • Okayama prefecture with Kikuchi brewery

    • > Okayama prefecture with Kikuchi brewery

      Okayama Prefecture is called “Sunshine Country” because there many clear days, there are many hours of sunlight, the benefit from the waters of three main rivers in Okayama is great, and there are few natural disasters compared with other areas. For these reasons, stable agricultural production of rice as a main crop is possible in this area. The Seto Inland Sea has been used as a main artery of marine traffic since ancient times. Okayama Prefecture is encircled by the gentle inland sea and fertile mountains; the area has developed as an important transportation hub, and as a result, it has also developed as a place where various culture mixes. In recent years, a triennale of modern art known as the “Setouchi Art Festival” is held mainly in the Seto Inland Sea region, and the area is currently grabbing the world’s attention.

 
  • Open Hour / Access

    Kikuchi Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd

    (open hour)
    Monday – Friday 10: 00-17: 00
    (address)
    1212 Tamashima Azakazaki, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama Prefecture 713-8121
    TEL/FAX +81-86-511-5145
    (access)
    ●By car: It is approximately 12 minutes by car from JR Shin Kurashiki Station
    ●For public transportation 6 minutes by JR Kurakurashiki Station to Kohshima General Branch Front Line Bus
    Approximately three minutes on foot after getting off Bus Terminal Ground bus stop