Kaiun

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Country of Origin: Japan
Location: Shizuoka Prefecture, Chubu
People: Yaichi Doi, President | Shinba Minori, Master Brewer (Toji)

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Kaiun (300 ml) 'Better Fortune' Junmai Ginjyo, Shizuoka Prefecture Login In Stock

Kaiun stands for “good luck” or “fortune” in Japanese, which makes their brand name easy for everyone to memorize – and recognize. Their spirit has the distinction of often being served at wedding ceremonies. Kaiun is made at the Doi Brewery.

Founded in 1868, four years after the Meiji Restoration, the Doi Brewery is situated in the shadow of the Takatenjin Castle in the Shizuoka Prefecture. The water for the brewery comes from a natural spring close to the Takatenjin Castle.

Over the course of 5 generations, the brewery has built its reputation as a first class ginjyo-kura. Until his unexpected passing, Master Brewer Shokichi Hase, one of the distinguised master brewers comprising of the Four Guardians of Heaven of the Noto Toji Guild, was at the helm of Doi Brewery's production for over 40 years. His long term apprentice, Shinba Minori, has taken over the reigns of production continuing to uphold the production quality that has made the brewery famous.

Doi Brewery is one of only 3 producers (as of 2017) to have their own milling machine. It is a multi-plane milling machine which allows for higher control, and thus, precisely polished rice.