Soko Kakizaki, the founder of this brewery noticed that there were no sake breweries in the town of Hiraka despite the fact that the area was blessed with an ideal location for sake brewing. He asked local people for help and finally started brewing sake with a capital of only 20,000 yen.
On the occasion of founding our brewery, he named our sake “Amanoto” after a waka, or a Japanese poem “天の戸は静かに開けて神路山 杉の青葉に日影さすみゆ”
In Japanese ancient mythology, there is a story that Amaterasu Ohmikami, the goddess of the sun concealed herself in a cave and shut the stone door and the world turned into darkness. But other gods danced with being naked, made the goddess come out of the cave, and revived the sunlight in the whole world. This waka describes this story in the myth by saying “Amanoto, a door in the heaven, has opened and fresh green leaves of seder trees in Mt. Kamiji is making a shade.”
Soutoku Soko associated this waka with the creation of a bright future. He implied the hope for this brewery to seek a better future while cherishing and inheriting the tradition.
As Kurabitos in this brewery, we have a sense of mission in pursuing the path of brewing sake that brings people together with smiles while treasuring the tradition that our ancestors sustained and passed down to us.