Ryujin Shuzo

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Ryujin Shuzo is a small and rather confidential craft sake brewery from the Gunma region, whose origin dates back to the end of the 16th century.

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Ryujin Shuzo

Ryujin Shuzo is a small and rather confidential craft sake brewery from the Gunma region, whose origin dates back to the end of the 16th century.

Located in the town of Tatebayashi, Ryujin House takes its name from the very pure water spring on which it was built. According to the legend, the spring was discovered during the Edo period and named Ryujin after the dragon deity that sprang from the water when it was discovered.

Widely regarded as one of the finest sake houses, Ryujin Shuzo produces several sakes marketed under two different brands: Oze No Yukidoke and Ryujin, whose bottlings have won many awards including the prestigious International Wine Challenge.

The brewery, proud of its long history, still applies its philosophy of kaizen or "the art of becoming better" in order to perpetuate its future by constantly improving itself. As Hideki Horikoshi, Toji or Master Brewer and 18th generation of the brewery's family owner, likes to say, "According to the famous Japanese proverb: the status quo prevents you from moving forward

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