from snow, rain, rivers, oceans,and forests
making flowers bloom,making our bodies,making our lives,making sake.
At the northern tip of Yamanashi, Hakushu
is embraced by Mt. Fuji and the spine of the Southern Alps.
The sky travels down
the crisp, clear river, a floating mirror
where kingfishers flit like bolts of blue light.
Water that once fell as snow on the Southern Alps
melts and seeps underground
to be polished by the white granite of the Ojiro River.
One drop at a time —
over endless time —
it forms the waters of Hakushu.
Since our founder set down roots
300 years ago here in Daigahara,
Shichiken has, and always will
resonate with the nature of Hakushu
to brew sake from life-giving water.
Sophisticated flavor and texture to enrich your life.
— By Alain Ducasse
Vision that drives Shichiken
The philosophy behind Shichiken’s sake brewing