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Brewed in the same way with the same ingredients as Pearls of Simplicity but with a touch of distilled alcohol to open up aromatics and lighten the overall impact. Konteki means “dew drops of the earth” while Higashiyama (the brewery name) translates to “eastern hill.“ Brewery workers have been known to start their days watching the sun rise over the mountains until the dew drops glisten as if they were the Tears of Dawn.
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Higashiyama Brewing Company is one of the smallest breweries in Kyoto’s Fushimi ward, making only 400 koku. The well-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka grows rice for the brewery. He is famous for growing some of Japan’s best quality “Yamadanishiki” rice, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice. The Konteki brand exclusively uses 100% organic rice.
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