Dewatsuru: Akita Seishu


Akita Seishu was founded by Jushiro Ito in 1865 in a 150-year old thatched roof estate that was built at the end of the Edo period in Daisen City, in Akita Prefecture, in northeastern Japan. Having abundant nature within arms’ reach, Akita Seishu values everything local, and treasures the harmonious relationships between man and nature.

Harmonizing with nature is not always easy. The Daisen area of Akita Prefecture has severe winters in which the land is blanketed in snow with persisting low temperatures from December to March. These harsh conditions are, however, ideal for brewing sake and contribute to the distinct, regional flavor profile of Akita Seishu Sake.

Akita Seishu’s “DEWATSURU” brand is available in the United States for the first time. “Dewatsuru literally means “the crane of the Dewa region”. “DEWATSURU” brings to mind the beautiful, graceful birds, with regal lines, showing off their plumage in the snow country of northern Japan. The name conveys the refined, elegance of the DEWASTURU brand of premium sake.