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A Guide to the Sake Brands
of Kyoto Fushimi


Miyakotsuru has been a Fushimi institution for over 170 years

Miyakotsuru-Shuzo Co., Ltd. 151 Okago-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
Tel: 075-601-5301 Fax: 075-611-8281

The name Miyakotsuru first appeared as Maegashira in written records back in 1840.
Several different families have produced this famous sake, with the Miyakotsuru-Shuzo company taking over the brand in 1971. The tsuru, or crane, has been the symbol of longevity in Japan for over 1,000 years, and this combined with miyako, signifying the capital city Kyoto and its own 1,000-year reign as the cultural center of the country, makes this an evocative brand. The sake itself is a perennial favorite, and it is the company's mission to continue this proud tradition into the future.