The Kanemitsu Brewery
Kanemitsu Sake Brewery is one of the representative sake breweries in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. One of three major brewing areas in Japan, along with Nada in Hyogo Prefecture and Fushimi in Kyoto Prefecture, it is well known for its thriving sake brewing industry.
Founded in 1880 (Meiji 13). The brewery is located in Kurose Town, which is not too far from the Saijo district in Higashihiroshima City and has a thriving agricultural industry. In 2003, Hideki Kanemitsu, the 5th head of the family, stopped using automatic equipment and resumed manual production in order to return to hand-made sake with individuality.
In 2020, most of the brewery's buildings will be officially registered as a registered tangible cultural property, making it a historical sake brewery that represents the history of Higashihiroshima City.