Introduction of the facility
KIKUSUI Sake Culture Institute
|*Kikusui Sake Culture Institute is
surrounded with woods.
|Mastery of the traditional skill and the challenge to new technique|
The SETSUGORO-GURA / Sake brewery
The SETSUGORO-GURA /
Koji (molded rice) room
|KIKUSUI Sake Culture Institute has five
The first one is “Research and Development”.
Sake Culture Information Reference Room is placed to promote the creative research and development. It is separated two parts; one is a
library, in which treatises on wide rage categories from human sciences to natural sciences are available and the other is a corner which performs collection of the data, research and exhibition in connection with alcohol- and food culture. In addition it has up-to-date experiment equipment. The full-time in-house staffs are progressing the research in cooperation with an external research organization using the equipment.
The second function is “Producing”. The SETSUGORO-GURA (Sake brewery) named after the founder makes the challengeable producing activities such as test brewing, producing “Dai-Ginjo” (the best quality sake brewed from the finest rice) possible.
The third function is “Personnel training for Toji” (Chief sake brewer). At SETSUGORO GURA any automatic controller does not used, therefore Sake is not brewed until a person thinks what he/she should do by him/herself, masters to produce Sake and works with his/her own hand. Our purpose is to raise a brewer who can brew Sake using the tool of brewing without any energies, such as electricity. It also means to pass the tradition of sake manufacture technology down to the coming generation.
The fourth is “Information dispatch” function. The information acquired by various research / development activities and distillation activities is arranged and classified, and it sends positively through website, books publication, etc.
What it does not come to forget at the end is the “Communication” function. KIKUSUI Sake Culture Institute has a hall called “Hiroshiki”. In accordance with an alcohol culture exhibition room, encounter of many people and communication will be born through various events held here.
KIKUSUI Sake Culture
|The drinking age of sake, under Japanese law, is 20.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is prohibited. Do not drink to excess.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages poses a potential danger to
pregnant women and their future offspring, including birth defects.
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