Eventually moving the brewing facilities to the Fushimi district for the favorable production conditions that exist there, we have been producing fine sake for more than 200 years and will continue to build upon our established traditions and techniques to bring the finest sake to generations to come.
Unfaltering determination to making people happy
Matsuya Kyubei, who founded Kinshi Masamune in 1781 to the south of Kyoto’s imperial palace, ardently wished for one thing – that his sake could play a role in bringing people together, enhancing their lives, and furthering their happiness.
Consistently dedicated to this founding spirit, Kinshi Masamune is striving to become a global contributor to society.
２．Implement customer-oriented marketing
３．Enhance the culture and gastronomic identity of Kyoto
The Brewers who Sustain Kinshi Masamune
The late Iwasaki Kumajiro (1915 – 1995): Master Brewer
In 1983, Mr. Iwasaki received the Minister’s Award (for contemporary master craftsmen) from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. He served for many years as the chairman of the brewers union in Fushimi, Kyoto.
Konishi Shoji (1931 – ): Master Brewer
Mr. Konishi has taken over for Mr. Kumajiro, working as master brewer since 1988. He received the Gold Prize in 1999 and 2001 at the Annual Japan Sake Awards held by the National Research Institute of Brewing.
Himeji Tomohiro(1975 – ): Master Brewer
Mr. Himeji joined Kinshi Masamune as a fulltime chief sake brewer in 2011. He is very particular about the process of producing koji (aspergillus oryzae fungus) in order to preserve the traditions of Kinshi Masamune’s Kyoto-brewed sake. His efforts earned him the “Gold Award” at the 2014 Junmaishu sake competition.
|Company name||Kinshi Masamune Co., Ltd.|
|Business||Brewing and sales of alcoholic beverages|
337-1 Shinmachi 11-chome, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8081 Japan
Tel: 075-611-5201 Fax: 075-611-0080
Kameyacho, Sakaimachi-dori Nijo Agaru
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0811 Japan
Tel: 075-632-8137 Fax: 075-611-3191
1-9-12 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041 Japan
Solar panels installed on the roof of the Head Office sake warehouse
As part of our measures to contribute to the environment, we have taken the initiative in our industry to use a clean energy solar power system which includes installing solar panels on the roof of the sake warehouse at our Head Office. This fusion of traditional architecture and leading technology will surely be seen as a landmark in the sake producing district of Fushimi in Kyoto.
The photo at the bottom left of the screen shows the same solar panels installed at the headquarters of Kyocera.
A digital display on the exterior wall at our Head Office indicates present solar radiation intensity and the amount of electricity being produced.