In 1857 founder of Izumibashi established a brewery in the middle of Ebinako-chi (rice granary at Ebina-city), which is one of the best granaries in the Kanagawa prefecture and started to brew sake (rice wine) with bountiful rice grown by local farmers and rich underflow water coming from Tanzawa cordillera.
Ebinako-chi was cultivated at an ancient time, maintained and succeeded by generations of local farmers as the field for growing rice. Based on the old writing, Ebinako-chi was already developed as rice fields in the seventh century. Izumibashi dream to hand over the tradition of rice growing together with that of making sake to the future generations. We believe sake is not only brewed products, but also agricultural products, so our sake making begins from the rice field at Ebinako-chi.
This is very rare within Japanese sake makers (many of sake makers only engaged in brewing sake). Their sake making motto is carefully brewing the trustworthy and reliable rice grown with blessing of the sun right and earth.
Izumibashi brew sake with the rice grown at rice fields and the rice fields are also the place red dragonflies are grown up. Their products are sensitive and delicate with food that is best for their customers to drink.
To deliver safe and secure sake to the customers, they chyanged and reduced agrichemicals and pesticide-free production at their rice fields. They expect that the number of red dragonflies (also other animals and plants) will increase by reducing the usage of agrichemicals. They adapted the red dragonfly as the symbol of Izumibashi, which sustain their homeland with many red dragonfies in the autumn sky and deliver the safe & secure sake to the customers.
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Polishing Ratio: 80%
- Kanagawa Prefecture