Nihonshu-do (Sake Meter Value): +1 (neutral to semi-sweet); Acidity: 1.5; Seimaibuai: 50% (50% of grain polished away); Rice: Ginginga; Yeast: Iwate #2. Nanbu Bijin Shuzo was founded in 1915. Their toji (head brewer) has been with them since 1964 and has won countless awards. In 1992, he was selected by the Ministry of Labor as one of the "100 Great Craftsmen". This saké is brewed with water that is purified naturally as it courses through the mountain rock on its way to the sea. Our facilities lie on what was once known as the Okumura Kaido, old National Route Number 4. The all-glass front of the main building gives the proper impression of a shop, while the kura (brewery building) behind it is a gorgeous, all-wood, traditional structure. Its ancient, thick pillars and their shining dark color convey the long history of the place.