OBATA Shuzo

Obata Shuzo, Manotsuru, saké, importation privée, Monsieur Saké,  japanese sake, Ile de Sado, Sado island, Kura, Niigata, hiver, winte, Japon, Japan.

Yososaku OBATA established the Obata Shuzo 尾畑酒造 on Sado Island in 1892.
 

Five generations later, in 1995, Mrs. Rumiko OBATA abandoned its career in Tokyo to return to her native Sado and take over the family business.

The sakés are marketed under the brand MANOTSURU 真野鶴.

The guiding principle of Obata Brewery is Kôjoshin 幸醸心, the creation of happiness through brewing.

Manotsuru, étuvage du riz, Obata Shuzo, saké, Monsieur Saké, japanese sake, ile de Sado, Sado island, kura, kurabito, Niigata.
Obata Shuzo, koji, Kojimai, saké, Manotsuru, Monsieur Saké, japanese sake, ile de Sado, Sado island, Toji, kura, Niigata, Japan.

During the six months that the brewing season lasts, The Toji (master brewer) remains at Kura and devotes himself entirely to making sakés. His efforts and those of the kurabito bear fruit.
MANOTSURU, over the years, has received many accolades, including winning the 2019 Gold medals at the National New Sake Review Association, the International Wine Challenge (IWC), as well as the Kura Master.

At Obata Brewery, the motto is Shihôwajô 四宝和醸; The harmonious mixing of the four treasures.


The Obata believe that it is the harmony between the four treasures that creates the best saké. These four treasures are the rice, the water, the staff and the land of Sado.

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The best brewery products bear the kamon (family coat of arms) with the four treasures of the Obata family.

This is the case of MANOTSURU JUNMAI NIGORI, a rather sweet unfiltered saké offering refreshing flavours of anise and melon with a spicy finish.

Manotsuru junmai nigori, Nigori, saké, Manotsuru, Monsieur Saké, junmai nigori, Niigata.

The rice paddies are developed as a living environment for wildlife and are fattened by running irrigation water through the Sado oyster shells to collect nutrients. These are some of the initiatives that have enabled the island to be granted GIAHS (Ingenious System of World Agricultural Heritage) Certification from the FAO.

Rice paddy, Sado island, rizière, ile de Sado, Saké Manotsuru, japanese sake, Niiagata.
La certification «Toki to Kurasu Sato» garantie une agriculture respectueuse de la biodiversité sur l'ile de Sado.

The MANOTSURU “TOKI TO KURASU” JUNMAI GINJO is elaborated with Koshitanrei rice (55% polished) emblazoned with “Toki to Kurasu Sato (Living with the crested ibis)” certification that guarantees a biodiversity friendly agriculture.

Obata Shuzo, MANOTSURU «TOKI TO KURASU» JUNMAI GINJO, saké, Manotsuru, importation privée, Monsieur Saké, japanese sake, TOKI TO KURASU, junmai ginjo, Niigata, Japon, Japan. Ile de Sado, Sado island.

Straight away, notes of fine grass and wood emerge. The MANOTSURU TOKI TO KURASU JUNMAI GINJO is dry, crisp and refreshing.

It matches very well with fish and seafood as well as green salads; it pairs wonderfully with oysters.

The MANOTSURU JUNMAI SAKURA, made of Koshiibuki rice (polished to 60%), offers a cherry blossom fragrance and fresh citrus flavour; soft and light.

Obata Shuzo, MANOTSURU sakura JUNMAI, saké, Manotsuru, importation privée, Monsieur Saké, japanese sake, sakura, junmai, Niigata, Japon, Japan. Ile de Sado, Sado island.

With MANOTSURU sakés, Madame Obata wishes to share the charm of Sado with the whole world.

Obata Shuzo, MANOTSURU, saké, madame Obata, importation privée, Monsieur Saké, japanese sake, junmai, Niigata, Japon, Japan. Ile de Sado, Sado island.