Tsuji Honten

Chugoku Region, Okayama Prefecture

Established: 1804

Tsuji Honten - in Katsuyama town, Okayama, Japan - was founded in 1804 by the Tsuji family. Today's brother & sister team, Soichiro & Maiko Tsuji, are the seventh generation brewers (Maiko-san is one of the few female toji in Japan!) The brewery originally brewed sake for the Miura family: local lords who governed Katsuyama. There are currently nine members of the team, which is why Tsuji Honten's brands are Gozenshu, meaning 'sake for gentlemen' and Gozenshu 9.