The Naniwa Brewery was founded in 1716, and the brewery itself is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property. It has been managed by the same family for 10 generations. Thanks to the clean, fresh groundwater flowing down from the nearby Izumi Mountains, the location is ideal for producing high quality Japanese sake. Because of the abundance of fresh groundwater, the daily needs of the brewery and the owner’s residence are provided without the need for connection to any additional water supply.
One sake they produce is called Houde, named after a local area from which the Hinoki Hikari rice is sourced for its production. It is locally made and quite popular—sales start in December, and it is typically sold out by July of the following year.