The Sixth Kuramoto – Striving for Change while Preserving Tradition
Established in 1875 (Meiji 8), Tenzan Shuzo has been running for more than 140 years. The current owner is the sixth kuramoto Kensuke Shichida, who continues to uphold the philosophy of “Fueki Ryuko” passed down for generations. The sake brewery remains true to its original intent while keeping abreast of the times.
Tenzan Shuzo started with only one “Tenzan” brand and operated for years under the “local production and consumption” principle within the prefecture. In 2001, the sixth generation President Kensuke Shichida established a new brand, “Shichida”, derived from the family name. The new image was part of a mission to promote the brand outside Saga Prefecture and venture into the international market.