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Izumi Fuji “Ancient Shrine”
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Izumo Fuji “Ancient Shrine”

Shimane prefecture

$36.10 member price
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Handmade with passion

In its name, Izumo Fuji sake pays tribute to both this shrine and to Mt. Fuji, the most loved and revered symbol of Japan. The Imaoka family brews using old school and traditional methods without modern machines. They do everything by hand: steaming using an old-fashioned Japanese steamer, koji making, and pressing by “fune press,” or wooden vat, a very gentle method.


Brand Izumo Fuji
Brewery Fuji Brewing Company (Izumo)
Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 9 lineage (KA-1)
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 70%
SMV ? +4.5
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Izumo Fuji “Ancient Shrine” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Izumo Fuji “Ancient Shrine” - Shimane prefecture

Izumo Fuji is made in Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Violet

  • Plum


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Meat


Fuji Brewing Company (Izumo)

Founded in 1939, the Fuji Brewing Company is managed by the 3rd generation Imaoka family in the town of Izumo. They are a firm believer of the traditional brewing method, only using old-fashioned rice steamers, wooden tanks and hand-made koji yeast. The town is famous for its shrine, Izumo Taisha, built in the eighth century.

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