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The Nigata Region
Surrounded by mountains on three sides and by the Seto Inland Sea, Nigata is a small town located to the east of Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is known for the underground water of Mt. Noro, which is considered among the most exceptional waters in Japan, and for Nigata Harbor, which grew prosperous as a key point on sea transport routes. Blessed with the advantages of geography and fertile soils, during the Meiji Era (1868 – 1912) the town was home to rows of nine saké breweries and 10 soy sauce breweries. The saké brands Ugo No Tsuki and Houken are still produced in the town today.
Founding and history
Aihara Shuzo was founded in 1875, and by 1895 it was brewing saké from 1,700 koku of rice – one of the top three yields in the prefecture. Although operations were suspended for a time during wars, the company has continued to produce saké for all of its history. The company underwent large changes in 1988 when Junichiro Aihara became president. Determined to make saké of the kind that was delicious to him, he was dedicated to quality above everything else. The company was transformed into a brewery that produced high-quality ginjo saké.
Origin of the Ugo No Tsuki name
Ugo No Tsuki is the most recognizable of the saké brands produced by the brewery. The name means “moon after the rain” and it was named by the second generation Itaru Aihara. The name comes from a short essay in a collection of essays titled Nature and Life published by the author Roka Tokutomi in 1900. Roka Toyotomi wrote, “Clear and brilliant in the sky after the rain, the moon shines its light on everything around me.” The name is a target that our brewers continually aim for in their pursuit of brewing the kind of perfectly clear and beautiful saké that the words suggest.

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Hokkaido
Sakesho Doi Shoten 1-12-4 Midorigaokahigashi3-jo, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
TEL:0166-60-6066
Marumi Hokuei Shoten 7-3-12 Kita34-johigashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
TEL:011-753-0855
Aoyagi Saketen 8-6-8-1 Minami3-jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
TEL:011-242-3317
Tohoku
Kanetake Aoki Shoten 1-7-16 Kano, Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi
TEL:022-247-4626
Kanto
Kanaya liquor store 1274-2 Hosoyacho, Ota, Gumma
TEL:0276-32-1836
Gentei ryutsu sake senmonten AMAGASA 1446-2 Higashikanaicho, Ota, Gumma
TEL:0276-22-3490
Hasegawa Shoten Kameido branch
1-18-12 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
TEL:022-247-4626

Azabujuban branch
2-3-3 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-5439-9498

GranSta Tokyo branch
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-6420-3409

Tokyo Skytree town Solamachi branch
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo solamachi Shopping street
TEL:03-5610-2770

Palace hotel tokyo branch
1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo palace hotel tokyo B1
TEL:03-5220-2828

Nihonbashi branch
2-1-1 Nihombashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Takeda global main office1F
TEL:03-6262-3111
IMADEYA Chiba main store
714-4 Nitonacho, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba
TEL:043-264-1439

Chiba Ekinaka branch
1-1-1 Shinchiba, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba JR perieChiba ekinaka3F
TEL:043-306-2133

GINZA branch
6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo GINZA SIX B2F
TEL:03-6264-5537

SUMIDA branch
4-27-14 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo PARCO 1F Sumida Food Hall
TEL:03-5669-0027
Shuho Masaruya Tsurukawa branch
6-7-2-102 Tsurukawa, Machida, Tokyo
TEL:042-735-5141

Tama Praza branch
2-16-1 Utsukushigaoka, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-901-1081

Jizake meisyu koyama shoten 5-15-17 Sekido, Tama, Tokyo
TEL:042-375-7026
Kakinuma Saketen 5-12-12 Kohoku, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3899-3520
Masushin Shoten 2-23-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3971-2704
Sake no Iseyu 3-35-3 Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3330-0434
Isegohonten Sendagi branch
3-3-13 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3821-4573

Nakameguro branch
1-20-2 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 1F
TEL:03-5784-4584
Shukuman Saketen 5-41-1 Inadaira, Musashimurayama, Tokyo
TEL:042-560-3706
Sake no Shinagawa 2-10-2 Sakai, Musashino, Tokyo
TEL:0422-51-3344
Bishu no Mikawaya 1-3-26 Akatsukicho, Hachioji, Tokyo
TEL:042-622-3143
Sakura Saketen 2-36-1 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo INFINITY IKEBUKURO7-17
TEL:03-6903-6909
Sakaya Kurihara 1-4-6 Minaminaruse, Machida, Tokyo
TEL:042-727-2655
Asahiya Saketen 1-14-13 Akatsutsumi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3324-1155
Shinkawayatajima Sakaten 2-4-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3401-4462
Furuya Saketen 4-907 Nakakiyoto, Kiyose, Tokyo
TEL:042-491-2331
Mochizuki Shoten 3-17-27 Asahicho, Atsugi, Kanagawa
TEL:046-228-2567
Tajimaya Saketen 2-16-34 Kamariyahigashi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-781-9100
Maruju Saketen 2-24 Sumiyoshicho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-663-5345
Ikkokuya Saketen 97 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-681-2221
Sake no Asano Fujigaoka branch
2-4-5 Fujigaoka, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-973-3266

Ichigao branch
1062-1 Ichigaocho, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa lose Ichigaochou 1F
TEL:045-973-6800

Yamoto branch
525 Shimoyamotocho, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-973-3027
Osake no Atelier Kissho Shinyoshida main store
5-47-16 Shinyoshidahigashi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-593-5547

Tressa branch
700 Morookacho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa tressa1F
TEL:045-541-0413

Bono Sagami Ohno branch
3-2-1 Sagamiono, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
TEL:044-455-4282

Marui mizoguchi branch
1-4-1 Mizonokuchi, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
TEL:044-455-4282

Seibuhigashitotsuka branch
537-1 Shinanocho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Seibuhigashi totsuka S.C.1F
TEL:045-390-0402
Mikawaya Kamiya 2-12-2 Chuo, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
TEL:045-321-6212
Kondo Gosenya 738-1 Takematsu, Minamiashigara, Kanagawa
TEL:0465-73-4555
Sake no Oikawa 5-21-11 Minamiyawata, Ichikawa, Chiba
TEL:047-376-3680
Shuho Romantei 1206-3 Minamishimoarai, Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama, Saitama
TEL:048-798-1164
Horikoshi Shoten 866-13 Nakaosaka, Sakado, Saitama
TEL:049-238-9151
Morita Shoten 5-15-19 Uchiya, Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama
TEL:048-862-3082
Goto saketen 4-23-26 Saiwaicho, Shiki, Saitama
TEL:048-471-4548
Wine Shop Sawaya 2-1-1 Kita, Okegawa, Saitama
TEL:048-771-1279
Shuzo Yamanaka Main store
2033-3 Ga, Kamisu, Ibaraki
TEL:0299-92-0125

Tsutsui branch
1420-1 Tsutsui, Kamisu, Ibaraki
TEL:0299-90-0125
Okazaki Saketen 1361 Minamicho, Hitachiomiya, Ibaraki
TEL:0295-52-1119
Tagami Saketen 2-7-14 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
TEL:029-851-2688
Tokai
Shuho Yokozeki 1-19 Asahicho, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka
TEL:0544-27-5102
Nagai Saketen 1762 Nakabata, Gotemba, Shizuoka
TEL:0550-89-0648
Bottle Hütte Shimada 618 Kawashimata, Gotemba, Shizuoka
TEL:0120-22-0046
Miraido Felicity 1-16-8 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi C-8 8F
TEL:0577-32-8195
Yoshidaya main store
17 Higashisotoboricho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
TEL:052-951-1058

Tajimi branch
3 Uenocho, Tajimi, Gifu
TEL:0572-21-1059
Kinki
   
Sake no Yamamoto Kyoto branch
36-3 Horinjimonzencho, Kawabata-dori Sanjo-agaru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
TEL:075-761-0124

Hirakata branch
1-7-7 Shodai Nakamachi, Hirakata, Osaka
TEL:072-857-0082
Osaka branch
2-6-32 Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka
TEL:06-6214-6107
Morinomiya branch
2-1-70-106 Morinomiyachuo, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Morinomiya Q`s mall BASE 1F
TEL:06-6809-1750
Inui Saketen 3-66-1 Onji Nakamachi, Yao, Osaka
TEL:072-941-2118
Sanoya JISAKE.COM 3-20-1 Hoshigaoka, Hirakata, Osaka
TEL:0120-464-135
Shuzo Nakayama 2-15-2 Honjohigashi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
TEL:06-6371-0145
Yamacho Umeda Store 1-2-2 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka in front of Osaka Station 2nd building B1
TEL:06-6344-0228
Yamanaka Sake no Mise 1-10-19 Shikitsunishi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
TEL:06-6631-3959
Shuraku Kikusei 1-7-8 Kongo, Osakasayama, Osaka
TEL:072-366-6660
Kinoshita Meishuten 1-30-102 Tsukumodai, Suita, Osaka in front of hankyu minami senri Station Garden mall 1F
TEL:06-6871-4636
Sake specialty store Kitamura 14-111 Yawata Kakigadani, Yawata, Kyoto
TEL:075-982-8935
Meishukan Takimoto 60 Masuyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
TEL:075-341-9111
Shusendo Fujimori 4-13-26 Motoyamanakamachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
TEL:078-411-1987
Masuhisa honten 2-13-10 Araicho Shinhama, Takasago, Hyogo
TEL:079-442-0241
Chugoku
Kureyamashiroya main store
2-6-6 Hondori, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-21-2722

Takaramachi branch
2-77 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0572-21-1059
Liquor shop Maekawa Fujisan Hikarimachi shopping center, 4-16-3 Kaigan, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-21-8830
Kurekuramotoya Orimoto marine3nd building 2F, 4-21 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-32-5810
Kamefuku 2-5-10 Nakadori, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-21-3933
Sake no Uedaya 1-1-9 Hondori, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-25-1000
Sake no Kunihira 4-16-12 Sanjo, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-25-5035
Kotobukiya Saketen 2-14-33 Hironakashingai, Kure, Hiroshima Hiro Bypass street
TEL:0823-72-8748
Usui Saketen 6-3-12 Hondori, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-21-4342
Doi Saketen 3-2-2 Kawajiricho Harayama, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-87-6363
Ogawa Shoten 1-4-11 Yasuuracho Mitsuguchi, Kure, Hiroshima
TEL:0823-84-2004
Daiichi Kumano Sangyo Saketen 4-7, Higashiyama, Kumano-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima
TEL:082-854-1343
Sakesho Yamada Ujina main store
2-10-7 Ujina Kaigan, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-251-1013

Noborimachi branch
12-17 Noboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-227-3130
Hacchobori branch
5-1 Horikawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-258-2100
Edion Tsutayakaden branch
3-1-1 Matsubaracho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-207-3838
Yamatoya Shuho 4-3 Ebisucho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-241-5660
Sogo Hiroshima 6-27 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-512-7802
Liquor shop Ishikawa Furue store 3-2 Furue Nishimachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-271-5430
Ishikawa Saketen Hiroshima Mitsukoshi 5-1 Ebisucho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima B1
TEL:082-246-1520
Liquor land Kimura 13-12 Hagoromocho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-241-6703
Shigetomi Saketen 10-12 Kanayamacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-244-4147
fukuko Shoten 9-6 Takaramachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-236-1890
Waksasa Saketen 2-8-25 Kamiyasu, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-878-8216
Oshita Saketen 5-7-9 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-244-2220
Hiraoka noborimachi store 5-7 Noboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-221-7181
Hayata Saketen 7-8-13 Yamamoto, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-874-0178
Liquor & Foods Tanaka 647-1 Sagata, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
TEL:0829-31-3206
Liquor land Higashihiroshima store 294-6 Takayacho Inaki, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima
TEL:082-434-0527
Inoue Saketen 6-8-2 Okinogamicho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
TEL:084-922-1737
Daifuku Saketen 1-4-39 Kinoshocho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
TEL:084-923-5398
Sake no Maeda 7-6 Motomachi, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
TEL:084-923-1719
Fukuda Shoten 3-3 Imazucho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
TEL:084-934-1236
Maekawa Saketen 4-7-20 Chuo, Takehara, Hiroshima
TEL:0846-22-9265
Oda Saketen 2-45 Kohamacho, Onomichi, Hiroshima
TEL:0848-22-5305
Chataniya Saketen 438 Setodacho Setoda, Onomichi, Hiroshima
TEL:0845-27-0125
Sake no Bingoya Kozan store 455-7 Nishiuehara, Sera-cho, Sera-gun, Hiroshima
TEL:0847-25-0369
Aiharashuzo Official Online shop
Isoda Saketen 1282 Shutomachi Shimokubara, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi
TEL:0827-84-0017
Liquor shop Fujitsu 8-25 Chofu Nakahamacho, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
TEL:083-245-0457
World liquor and foods Kajiwara 12-8 Tanakamachi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
TEL:083-232-3215
Miyata Sakesho 1313-1 Misumi Naka, Nagato, Yamaguchi
TEL:0837-43-0123
Haradashuho 1-11-23 Yudaonsen, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
TEL:083-922-1500
Shikoku
 
Shuzo Kotobukiya 4-1 Nakamura Tenjimbashi, Shimanto, Kochi
TEL:0880-35-2531
Sake no Kamada 8-9 Furubabacho, Takamatsu, Kagawa
TEL:087-821-3385
Kyushu
Hirashima Saketen 22-10 Hagoromomachi, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
TEL:093-651-4082
Sake no Awaya 2-16-27 Kiyomi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
TEL:093-321-3221
Sakesho Sugawara 5-24-30 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
TEL:092-712-2366
Rikimaru Saketen 2-2-6 Bashaku, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
TEL:093-521-014
Bizen Fukuokaya Kanehiko 4-11-12 Osa, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
TEL:0925-82-1222
Kihara Saketen 3-12-2 Susenji, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
TEL:092-806-576
Sumiyoshishuhan Hakata store 3-8-27 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
TEL:0922-81-3815
Kodani Shoten 8-14 Chuomachi, Beppu, Oita
TEL:0977-23-0698
Yoshida Saketen 3-21 Emukaecho Kogawachi, Sasebo, Nagasaki
TEL:0956-66-2011
Kawanotoshiro Saketen 2673-1 Kanoukou,Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Miyazaki
TEL:0985-85-0021
Higashikawa Saketen 17-6 Terukunicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima
TEL:099-222-4835
Company
Aiharashuzo Co.,Ltd. 1-25-15 Nigata Hommachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0152
CEO Junichiro Aihara
Contact TEL:0823-79-5008
FAX:0823-79-6247
Business hour Mon-Fri  8:30~17:00
Established 1954 Nov.
Main products Saké(Ugo No Tsuki・Kinsen・Fujiwakatake
Awards Received awards for ten consecutive years at the National New Saké Awards
[National New Saké Awards The highest rank gold prize]
1983 – 1986, 1994, 1999, 2003 – 2005, 2008 – 2021 (2020 winning and gold prize selection).

[Saké Competitions]
2012: Ugo No Tsuki Junmai Daiginjo Saké Aiyama won the 2nd prize in the Daiginjo Saké Category.
2013: Ugo No Tsuki Yamadanishiki Special Junmai Saké won the top prize in the Junmai Saké Category.
2014: Ugo No Tsuki Daiginjo Saké Gekko won the 2nd prize in the FreeStyleUnder5000 Category.
2017: Ugo No Tsuki Special Junmai Saké Kuremikimai won the 3rd prize in the Junmai Saké Category.

[KuraMaster]
2018: Ugo No Tsuki Special Junmai Jusanya the Platinum prize Junmai Ginjo Saké Category.
Ugo No Tsuki Junmai Daiginjo Saké Aiyama the Gold prize Junmai Daiginjo Saké Category.
2019: Ugo No Tsuki Junmai Daiginjo Saké Hakutsurunishiki the Platinum prize Junmai Daiginjo Saké Category.
2020: Ugo No Tsuki Junmai Daiginjo Saké the Platinum prize Junmai Daiginjo Saké Category.
Ugo No Tsuki Special Junmai Jusanya the Gold prize Yamadanishiki Category.

[IWC (International wine challenge)]
2018: Ugo No Tsuki Junmai Ginjo Saké Hattan won in the Gold prize Saké and Junmai Ginjo Saké Category.
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