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A Guide to the Sake Brands
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Looking to continue and develop the fine traditions of sake making

Heiwa Shuzo Joint-stock Company 698 Higashikumi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
Tel: 075-601-0012 Fax: 075-602-0015

In 1744 Kawachiya Yohei founded a sake brewery. At the end of the Edo Period his descendant Kawachiya Ihei split from the main branch of the family and this marked the beginnings of the Heiwa Shuzo story. By the start of the Meiji Period, Heiwa Shuzo was one of the top class of sake producers by volume in Fushimi. Starting out as okeuri wholesalers of sake, Heiwa Shuzo are now purveyors of the highest rank of sake, Junmai Daiginjo. The company does not have large marketing budgets - instead it strives to deliver the best quality product that it can to the customer at a reasonable price - and this is how it intends to grow its business. Heiwa Shuzo also looks to maintain these traditional sakebrewing techniques and ensure that they are used in the future.