The Nature of Hokkaido
We are grateful for the beautiful natural surroundings of Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, where we make sake. We've always put a premium on quality, with the goal of producing easy-to-drink sake that pairs well with food. We've recently taken environmental concerns into account, installing a bottle-washing station and encouraging the usage of reusable bottles.
Legitimacy of the OTOKOYAMA name
Otokoyama has been around since 1887, and it was the favorite sake of Tokugawa Yoshimune, the Edo Shogunate's eighth Shogun. Some have splintered off to form their own companies under the Otokoyama name over the last 350 years, but we have been the "legitimate" successor to Hokkaido's renowned Otokoyama sake brewery. We currently only brew sake during the cold winter months, and farmers from the surrounding area come to work with us as seasonal employees at this period.