"Challenge of Brothers Overcoming the Earthquake"
Founded in 1871 in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture.
Natori is a town located by the sea in the southern part of Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.
Specialty products of this city are red clams and whitebait caught at Yuriage Port of Natori, and “Seri” (Japanese parsley) which cannot grow without clean water.
Sasaki Sake Brewery was born in the seaside of this beautiful town.
They have over 150 years history and has long been loved by many people in the town.
However, the town was severely damaged by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Sasaki Sake Brewery, which faces the coast, was also completely destroyed by the tsunami.
At that time, Hiroshi Sasaki, who is the fifth generation of Sasaki Brewery, climbed to the roof of his office and survived the tsunami.
Hiroshi said that during the scene of despair where the brewery and the town were all collapse away, he had a strong conviction to revive the sake brewery again in this area.
And his younger brother, Junpei made a decision to cooperate with him.
Two young brother’s great challenge has begun.
Their determination was supported by many brewers from all over Japan by soon. Many equipment necessary for sake brewing were distributed from all over Japan. Surprisingly, the year after the earthquake, they performed the great starting sake brewing in a temporary warehouse.
It was also a moment that cheered up Natori, where was greatly damaged by the earthquake.
In October 2019, they finally rebuilt their brewery on the same location in Yuriage, Natori. That is the time that Sasaki Sake Brewery has started the second sake brewing story.
Although the producing volume is not big yet, the design and equipment of the brewery have been well thought out by them.
Sake made in the new brewery has a wonderful aroma and taste, and the taste evolves year by year.
Sake made by passionate brothers who have overcome the biggest setback.
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