During the Edo Period, from 1603-1868 A.D., when Japan was controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate, the town of Ōyama (which means "big mountain") was the locale for approximately 50 or so Sake breweries. Located in the Yamagata Prefecture, in the northwestern region of Japan, Ōyama was located near the coastal town of Tsuruoka. Eventually, Tsuruoka become a city (in 1924) and annexed Ōyama (in 1963).
Just after the end of the Edo Period, in 1872, a new Sake brewery, Kato Kahachiro Shuzo, was established in Ōyama, founded by members of a family which had been involved in Sake brewing during much of the Edo Period. The new brewery is located near Mt. Chokai, a massive, active volcano. Over time, the brewery has mechanized the brewing process, however, they have largely created their own machinery, enabling them to maintain a close connection to traditional brewing practices. It is said that Okayama Sake tends to have elegant aromas and smooth taste.
An intriguing and tasty Sake that will surprise and please you.