$30–49 Nanbu Bijin “Plum Sake”
Values listed are at the time of production.
Nanbu Bijin is brewed in Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region.
The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The Iwate area used to be called Nanbu (South), and is a place rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time made quite rough, inelegant, sweet sake, but this brewery wanted to make clean & beautiful sake like a fair southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin, or Southern Beauty.