Kameizumi Shuzo



Kameizumi Shuzo in Tosa, Kochi Prefecture, is a quaint little brewery producing a small amount of impressive sake which sells as quickly as it’s made.  Established in 1897, the facility is now run by its 8th generation Kuramoto, Mr. Toru Kawasawa.

The name “Kameizumi” means Turtle Spring, referring to the naturally flowing spring water source called the “Mannen no Izumi” (10,000 year spring) used for their brewing water, a water source that is known historically for its continual flow of pristine water, even in times of drought. The area of Tosa is not ideally suited for sake making with its warmer and humid temperatures and requires a high level of brewing expertise.