Shiokawa Sake Brewery

Shiokawa Sake Brewery Shiokawa Sake Brewery
Shiokawa Sake Brewery

Brewery's commitments to sake making

Brewery's commitments to sake making

The company pursues a unique taste which is not just clear and dry

A unique brewery particularly recommended for someone who believes that all sake brewed in Niigata is dry and clear. They strive to make dry and clear quality with a rich flavor that has the dry-taste characteristic of Niigata's sake as well as the original rich flavor of sake.

History and culture of the brewery

History and culture of the brewery

Sake brewed by using a method that was obtained overseas

Since 2008, their products have been exported to more than 10 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Europe and the United States. This popular brewery also provides sake brewing guidance overseas and utilizes unique and innovative methods they learned through the guidance to produce new types of sake.

COWBOY YAMAHAI
COWBOY YAMAHAI

Rich taste made using Yamahai method especially for meat dishes

FISHERMAN SOKUJO
FISHERMAN SOKUJO

White-wine type sake which go perfectly with a fish dish

NOPA
NOPA

Unique sake made in Bali. This sake is loved by young Japanese people very much!

Kimotokei KODAI
Kimotokei KODAI

Extraordinary red-colored sake! Enticing deep aftertaste of an ancient rice strain

Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, male)
Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, male)

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, female)
Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, female)

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, couple)
Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, couple)

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Sake cup / Torii gate
Sake cup / Torii gate

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Sake cup / Shinto shrine
Sake cup / Shinto shrine

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Sake cup / Wisteria flowers
Sake cup / Wisteria flowers

This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.

Issen –Handmade zelkova sake cups
Issen –Handmade zelkova sake cups

A sake cup made to enhance to experience of drinking sake.
The metallic sheen is made possible with the skill of the craftsman and the warm texture of lacquer.

Shuai – Handmade zelkova sake cups
Shuai – Handmade zelkova sake cups

A sake cup made to enhance to experience of drinking sake.
It features a vivid crimson color and distinct black wood grains.

See Company Information

Company name
Shiokawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Address
662 Uchino-machi, Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata
Founded
1912
Director
Kazuhiro Shiokawa
Other
  • -Awards
    The Grand Prize, the 70th Kanto-Shinetsu Sake Awards (2000); the Best of Class, LAIWC 2016; Gold Medal, Milan Sake Challenge 2019.

  • -Notable commitment : Overseas deployment by a combination of production in the local area and export.

Regional characteristics

Regional characteristics

This brewery is located in Niigata Prefecture, where heavy snow falls during winter, and many people visit ski fields there. Around the brewery, there is the large-scale multilevel intersection of the Shinkawa River, which was dug by hand in the Edo period, and the Nishikawa River, a Class A river, making for spectacular scenery. The history of Niigata's rich granary can be felt in the air here. By using the groundwater, which is sand filtered in the dune land, as preparation water, this brewery fully utilizes the local terroir for their sake making.

About the ingredients

About the ingredients

About the ingredients

They have brewing tanks of various sizes from 650 L to 6,500 L to brew different amounts of sake rice from 150 kg to 1,600 kg and a precise temperature control system for all products, including daiginjo and average sake. At Ponshukan in Niigata Station, visitors can taste more than 90 varieties of sake brewed by local breweries. This place is very popular among sake lovers, so please pay a visit when you come to see the brewery.