Ohama in Aomori City’s Aburakawa, facing Mutsu Bay, is rich land surrounded mountains and sea. Here, Ohama, there is Aomori City’s only one Sake brewery, Nishida Shuzou-ten, which is a brewer of Denshu established in 1878.
“Denshu”, technically written with two Kanji characters meaning a rice field and sake, named after “a rice field harvesting rice for ingredients of sake”. They put meaning into Denshu that are made only using rice as the origin of sake.
In 1970, Nishida Shuzou-ten started to brew Junmai-shu (simply made from special pure rice) under the unchanged procedure and with effort “to go back to original and to make authentic sake”. It took three years to be produced and Denshu was released on October 1st, 1974. Nowadays Denshu is popular bland of Nishida Shuzou-ten.
Junmai-shu, processed all by craftsmen, tastes the flavor of rice and won the gold and number one prize at the various contests for Junmai-shu. Recently, it is getting hard to purchase.
The factory tour or shopping is not available at the brewery. However visitors can enjoy Denshu at dining bars or restaurants in Aomori. Also you may buy it at some tourist facility or souvenir shop.