In October 1993, the brewing rights were transferred from
Kotobuki Shuzo Co. Ltd. and Hiroyoshi Yamamoto became president and representative director.
Sept. 2003 Newly built a new building with an office.
Sept 2004: Expanded the hand-brewing factory.
Aug. 2005: Expanded the production and preparation building.
Sept. 2006: Newly built a jar storage "Barrel Sake Brewery".
Oct. 2006: Hiroyoshi Yamamoto became Chairman of the Board and Takanori Yamamoto IV assumed the position of President and Representative Director.
Satsumasendai City has been the site of the Satsuma Provincial
Government since the Nara and Heian Periods, and the Satsuma Kokubunji Temple
was built in the city. The city is said to have been the center of Satsuma since the Nara and Heian Periods, and the Satsuma Kokubunji Temple was built there.
Ogatama Shuzo was founded in this area and has been making shochu based on the concept of "learning from the past". The Ogatama Shuzo Brewery was founded in this area. We do not make products that are at the forefront of the times, but rather to make products that stick to the traditional methods of production, and to revive good products as products of the current era. We want to revive good products that are in tune with the current times. We are not only interested in making products, but also in preserving the local culture. We also want to preserve the local culture. We are committed to creating a history of delicious shochu that is appropriate to each era. We will continue to create a history of delicious shochu that is in tune with each era.
The Traditions and Climate of the Brewery
When making authentic shochu, we use the following two methods. We use jars for both primary and secondary brewing. We use traditional production methods to make shochu that meets the needs of the modern age while preserving tradition.
Located in the northwestern part of Kagoshima Prefecture, the city is surrounded by Kyushu's three major rivers, the Kawauchi River. The city is located in the northwestern part of Kagoshima Prefecture and is blessed with rich resources such as the sea, mountains, and rivers. Satsumasendai City is one of the core cities of northern Satsuma, blessed with rich resources of sea, mountains, and rivers. The brewery is located on the east side of the Kawauchi River. The Ogatama tree, a natural treasure that is over 800 years old, is the origin of the company's name. This Ogatama tree is the tree that Amaterasu Omikami (Amaterasu Omikami) hid behind when he hid in the Iwato Amaterasu no Mikoto danced with branches and leaves of this tree .There is also a legend that Amaterasu Omikami danced with the branches and leaves of this tree when he hid in Ama-no-Iwato.