Visitors often comment that the air
surrounding them here is full of the essence
of trees, and indeed we are surrounded by
a lush grove of keyaki trees.
From amongst the thick trees blows a spring
breeze in the spring, and the early summer
breeze in early summer, bringing along with
it the cool fragrance of green nature.
The keyaki trees that surround the brewery
protect it from the suns rays in summer,
and the brewery itself is made of earth,
which protects the sake.
They keyaki do indeed surround the nihonshu
with the essence of trees.
And, the multitude of trees collect plenty
of wonderful water.
Long ago, when the warm water of summer began
to fade, it was said that the water went
into the mountains. Just as these words suggest,
the ability of the trees to hold water is
wonderful, and where ever there are big trees,
good water collects.
For generations, the water has been known
as “the gushing water of holy sake,” and
carefully protected for its vigorous fermentation
Today, many trees are cut down from where
they stand, but if one considers the centuries
that this tree has been standing, it
makes you want to help it grow for as long
as it is alive, passing on the wonderfulness
of nature and the importance of trees to
generations to come.