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Fukurokuju 福禄寿

Fukurokuju is one of the oldest breweries in Akita. The Watanabe clan started a brewery here in 1688, the first year of Genroku in the Edo era. For the more than 300 years since then, Fukurokuju have played an important role in the history of sake brewing in Akita.
Fukurokuju means the god of virtue. Fuku, or happiness, is being surrounded by lots of children and grandchildren. Roku means earning enough material wealth to support plenty of descendents, and Ju refers to living a long healthy life. The name Fukurokuju was given to express a hope for these elements.

The spring water at this brewery is unusual for Akita prefecture as it is semi-hard.
This gives Fukurokuju sake an elegent mineral notes with a delicate hint of anise.

The building of the brewery is designated as a National Treasure of Japan.

We currently sell Fukurokuju’s Junmai, Tokubetsu Junmai and Daiginjō.

Visit the Fukurokuju website