Bringing Innovation to Traditional Japanese Sake Making — An Interview with Manaturu Brewery’s Father and Son

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
12 min readMar 1, 2024

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Keisuke and Rui Izumi are brewers at Manaturu Brewery, a 270-year-old brewery located in Echizen Ono, the “Little Kyoto” of Fukui Prefecture. Its location is famous for its crystal-clear water and snowy winters, two elements that allow making excellent sake.

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.