Creating Traditional High-Quality Sake that Conveys the Heart of the Giver – Aoki Sake Brewing Company
Aoki Sake Brewery was founded in 1831, during the reign of Ienari, the 11th shogun, at the confluence of the Watarase and Tone Rivers in in western Ibaraki Prefecture. Aoki Sake Brewery is a small, family-run business that currently preserves the land and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation as the only sake brewery in Koga City that produces local sake.
The name of our main brand “Gokeiji”, which means “the greatest joy”, was given by the third family head on the occasion of the marriage of Emperor Taisho with the wish for the prosperity of the Imperial Family and further flourishing of Japan.
We hope that you will enjoy our “Gokeiji” on the occasion of your “happy events”.
Through sake brewing, we would like to pass on the skills of our chief brewer and the sake
culture to future generations as well as let more people feel the blessings of Ibaraki’s nature and our hometown, Koga City, of which we are so proud.
Our Thoughts on Ibaraki Prefecture and Koga City
For the brewing of our representative product “Gokeiji”, we use “Hitachinishiki”, the sake-brewing rice, as well as the yeast produced in Ibaraki Prefecture, and “Fukumaru” and “Ichibanboshi”, the brand rice of Ibaraki which are grown under contract by local farmers Akiba and Nakayama.
In order to give back to Koga City for providing us with abundant water and the bounty of the land, we will continue to strive to produce the highest-quality sake while contributing to the urban development of Ibaraki Prefecture and Koga City with a sense of gratitude to local people who have been supporting our sake brewery.
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Won “Ibaraki Daiginjo Trophy” in SAKE Division at IWC 2022
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Gold Award Winner of SAKE COMPETITION 2019
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Won the top prize in the Junmai Ginjo Sake category of “SAKE Division” at the IWC 2016 and the top prize in the Ginjo category at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2016
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Won the third place in the Junmai Ginjo category at the SAKE COMPETITION 2015
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