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Sake of Fukui / Part-2 / -Fans of Kokuryu-



As I introduced in our previous GEN staff blog that "Kokuryu brewery" is one of the greatest sake breweries in Japan. There are many people who enjoy having sake of Kokuryu.

Today, I would like to introduce some of the fans of Kokuryu.


There are several kinds of Kokuryu sake

and the best one has been praised by the Japanese emperor.

There are many fans across Japan and even in foreign countries.

Some great admirers are from imperial family,
political and financial circles, and entertainment fields.


Richie Hawtin, who plays music as a DJ all over the world loves “Kuzuryu”

which is made by Kokuryu brewery.

He loves it so much that he established his own Japanese sake brand “ENTER SAKE” using "Kuzuryu".


Yujiro Ishihara and Hisaya Morishige,

who were legendary actors in Japan were fans of Kokuryu as well.


Also there’s one famous story about Kokuyu and Jyukichi Uno, who was another great actor,

a producer and a movie director from Fukui Prefecture.
Right before he passed away, he said
“for the last time, if I could have just a cup of Kokuryu…(I would be grateful)”.


Now we all know, how much Kokuryu has been loved by many people.

I am sure that Kokuryu brewery will keep making “good sake”.


As I mentioned earlier, there are several Kokuryu sake and each one has different flavor.

How about finding your own favorite sake of “Kokuryu” and/or “Kuzuryu” ?


For more information about Kokuryu Kokuryu-Official Site


Please enjoy our previous blog.

Sake, Kokuryu Sake of Fukui Part-1 / One of the Greatest Sake Breweries, “Kokuryu”