We are a "Sake Shop" located in the middle of Oharaimachi Street, the close aid of Ise Jingu.
We sell special limited edition Sake from the brewery "Hakutaka" and local Sake from Mie Prefecture.
The "Hinoki (Cypress) Counter" firmly positioned in the center of the shop welcomes you.
We have run our business at "Oharaimachi" in front of the shrine gate along the Isuzu River flowing from the Jingu Shrine, and in our fourth generation. We are grateful for the patronage of visitors from all over Japan.
We are grateful for the patronage of visitors from all over Japan. Fishermen came to celebrate the return of their boats, farmers to thank for the harvest, and even those who were in the middle of a trip due to heart broken. We have witnessed many milestones in the lives of many people. We would like to continue to welcome you with great care.
There are different original "company crest" designs used on the Noren (curtains) and Masu (a square wooden cup) of Hakutaka Miyake Shoten: one is inspired by the "Kamiji Mountain" of the Jingu forest, and the other is the "Isuzu River" flowing from the mountain, in both Japanese and modern designs, expressing our gratitude to nature.
Using Japanese famous sake grain, "Yamada Nishiki" and precious natural water "Miyamizu" from Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, this Sake is made with the traditional method of brewing, "Kimotozukuri (Making yeast starter by hand)", which has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868). Please enjoy the delicate aroma of the subtle woods. It is labeled as "Honor Ise Jingu Gift Sake for Ise Jingu Deities."
"Nigorizake" is a Japanese sake with a cloudy White color. It is strained through a coarse cloth when the mash is pressed, leaving the sediments behind, which gives it a cloudy white color. You can enjoy the mellow flavor and aroma unique to Nigorizake. It is sold in limited quantities and is usually sold out before summer. The letters of "Ise Pilgrimage Shiroki" was written by the founder, Masao Miyake, who was loved by customers and used his brush as if he were drawing a picture.
Would you like to enjoy a cup of sake with our original "Masu"?
You can use it in many ways, such as a flower vase or a small container...
Ise City is one of the towns located in the southeastern part of Mie Prefecture. It is a 3 hour train ride from Osaka and Kyoto, and a 2 hour train ride from Nagoya.
The area is blessed with rich nature at the entrance to the Iseshima National Park. The town is said to be the "home of Japanese people". Many people from all over Japan have visited it since the Edo period, saying "You must visit Ise at least once in your lifetime."
"Hakutaka" is the only sake brewery in Japan to receive the honor of being the official sake of the Ise Jingu as Goryosyu (Sake offered to the deities at Ise Jingu).
The brewery "Hakutaka" is located in Nishinomiya, With the motto of "Quality First", we brew 100% of our own sake and deliver only truly authentic Japanese Sake to our customers since the establishment of the company. Using Japanese famous sake grain, "Yamada Nishiki" and precious natural water "Miyamizu" from Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, this Sake is made with the traditional method of brewing, "Kimotozukuri (Making yeast starter by hand)", which has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868).
Since 1924, we have been the only brewery in Japan to be honored with the privilege of supplying the Goryoshu (Sake offered to the deities at Ise Jingu) to the Ise Jingu, and we have continued to serve it every day since. It is used for the Oomike (serving meals for the deities of Ise Jingu) as Goryoshu.
Oomikesai is a ritual in which daily morning and evening meals are offered to the deity of Ise Jingu twice a day. In Mikeden (Hall for Deities' Meal) of Gegu (Outer Shrine), prayers and thanksgiving are offered to the deities of Naigu (Inner Shrine), Gegu (Outer Shrine), and Betsugu (Separate Shrine). This ritual has been practiced for more than 1,500 years since Outer Shrine was built. Shinsen (meals for the deities) is composed of rice, dried bonito flakes, fish, seaweeds, vegetables, fruits, salt, water, and sake.
Mie Prefecture is long and narrow from north to south, with the Ise Plain in the center, Ise Bay and the Kumano Sea to the east, and the Kii Mountains, including the Suzuka Mountains and the Oodai Mountains. Thanks to this topography, the area is blessed with an abundance of fresh water, abundant harvests, cold winters, and a climate conducive to the production of fine Sakes. As it has been called "Miketsukuni (a country providing special foods)" since ancient times, it is a treasure trove of high-quality foods, such as Ise lobsters, abalones, and Matsusaka beef.
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We also sell a variety of other local Sake.
We are newly starting under the name "Rei". We took the name from our previous famous landlady, "Reiko". The character "Rei" is composed of "the shape of a stand for offering ancient things to the deity" and "the shape of a serving table for serving Amazake (sweet Sake)," and has the meaning of "ceremony," "gift," and "honor," which is what Hakutaka Miyake Shoten wants to express.