The origin of the brand known as “Yanagi” dates back to the 1400s in Kyoto where there were around 300 sake shops, including one called “Yanagi Liquor.” A “barrel of Yanagi” was prized by the nobles and monks, who were recorded to have frequently given these as gifts of congratulation. A “barrel of Yanagi” actually had its beginnings from the phrase “Yanagi-taru” (roughly meaning, “a lot of pleasures stay within the house”). “Yanagi” is a masterpiece of high-end fragrance and rich flavors. The characteristic aftertaste of the original sweet ingredients is what creates the elegant dry flavor of this Jyunmai Ginjyoushu.
Established in the year 1675 (known as “the third year of the Empou Era”). There is an especially old history of sake breweries within the area known as “Fushimi,” where both Nigori-sake and Koshyu (well-cured sake) were known to originate from. The area faces the road towards “Toba Tsukurimichi” (Toba New Road) in Mie Prefecture, which was traversed by nobles who would then stay in Fushimi during their travels from the capital (Kyoto) to the west. The inscription on “Tsuki no Katsura” was originated by a court noble named “Ane-kouji Arinagara” during the late Edo period of Japan.
One day, he visited in our house, and he sang this poem
“the blooming moon reflected upon the clear of Katsura river’s water with our sake to flourish over generation”
We picked “Tsuki no Katsura” phrase up from the poem.
There are katsura river and kamo river behind our sake brewery.
Many authors and artists praised this Sake, as it was referred to as the “Sake for cultured people.” Most importantly, is the brewer who carefully created this Sake’s “seasonality” and “uniqueness.”
612-8471 Fushimi-ku, Kyoto Shimotobaosada-cho, 135
+81-75-611-5151 (9:00 to 17:00)