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In the past there were more than 40 breweries in the Oyama area, Yamagata Pref., but now only four remain. The oldest of these, Uzenshiraume, established in 1592, is located in Tsuruoka city. Using traditional tools the brewers take great care making their Sake bottle by bottle, and consequently they only produce 54kl a year.
They make a powerful Koji and use no carbon filtration but their Sake is still clean and fresh.
At first sip you may feel no great impact however you never get tired of drinking Uzenshiraume.
I also enjoy eating Tsuruoka ramen and browsing in the antique shops every time I visit Uzenshiraume.