TENJU SHUZO CO., LTD
FOUNDED IN 1874
Member of The Akita Sake Export and Promotion Council (ASPEC)
Founded in 1874, by Eikichi Ohi, Tenju
SHUZO is a tightly knit, family-owned
brewery enjoying its sixth generation of
sake production. TENJU brewery is
located in Yashima village near the
beautiful Mount Chokai, in Akita
Prefecture, in northwestern Japan. The
village has a population of only 5,000, but
it is number one in sake production in
Severe winters bring heavy snowfalls, and
prolonged low temperatures. These severe
conditions are ideal for sake brewing. Tenju
brewery avails itself of the nature that
abounds in the nearby terrain. They use
Mt. Chokai's naturally-filtered, soft water.
The resulting sake is distinguishably clean
on the palate.
The brewery's philosophy is that sake
making is rice making. The brewery
commissions farmers from 25 rice paddies
to exclusively supply rice for Tenju’s sake
production.All of the employees of the
brewery are intimately and intuitively
familiar with rice because all of the
workers are rice farmers during the
summer and become sake makers during
the winter months.
In 1983, Tenju Research Group was
founded. This group is comprised of rice
farmers who consistently endeavor to
improve their crop from year to year. Tenju
is the first brewery to establish such a
In Japanese “TENJU” means to last a
hundred years. The name evokes both the
wish for the longevity of Tenju Sake
enthusiast, and the company’s 134-year old
commitment to maintaining Japan’s timehonored,
traditional sake brewing methods.
With abundant resources Tenju is
justifiably proud of its traditional brewing
techniques and the quality of their handcrafted
sake. JUNMAI DAIGINJO CHOKAISAN exemplifies the clean, well-rounded
flavor and elegant nose for which TENJU
AT THE FOOTHILLS OF
SNOWCAPPED CHOKAI MOUNTAIN
a tightly knit,
is located in
MANAGING DIRECTOR : HITOSHI OHI
Completed a degree in Law at Japan University in Tokyo; worked as a banker for Sumitomo Bank, then returned to the family business in 2000.
EIKICHI OHI 6TH
For 6 generations TENJU
BREWERY has played an
integral role in the agricultural Yashima-machi, at base of
Mt.Chokai. Their 5,000 residents produce most of the sake of Akita!
Exposed to the industry
since childhood through
his father and grandfather,
he majored in sake brewing at Tokyo University of
TOJI: YOUSUKE ICHINOSEKI
The pride of the sakeproducing prefecture was instilled from an early age. He became the youngest toji in Akita at 30years old. Under him Junmai Daiginjo- Chokaisan has consistently won Gold and Silver medals in national and international competitions.
THE SAKE: JUNMAI DAIGINJO CHOKAISAN
FLAVOR PROFILE: SEMI-DRY
POLISHING RATIO: 50% Shuzou Koutekimai
SMV: +1.0 ACIDITY:1.4
TASTING NOTES : From the first sip this is the one that makes you fall in love with Japanese premium sake!
Junmai Daiginjo Chokaisan is matchless in its balance. Its floral nose hints of pear. Its palate is so refined that it makes a delightful aperitif and also a wonderful accompaniment throughout your meal. Try this
distinguishably clean, award-wining sake with oysters, oil rich foods, nutty grains, cheeses and milky sauces.
AWARDS: 2015 : "Wine glass de OISHI NIHONSHU award" Gold medal-- 2014 : International Sake Challenge Silver Medal --International Wine Challenge Bronze Medal –- and more!!!
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