“Sakagura Map” Covering All Local Sake Breweries and Wineries in Tohoku by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau is now to be Distributed for Free

In an effort to proudly promote tourism, culture and products from Japan to the world under the government flag of “cool Japan”, “Sakagura Map”, a map of breweries/wineries in six Tohoku prefectures is produced by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau. It is now ready to be distributed.  There are two types, one for Japanese sake and another for wine, beer and whiskey.  English versions will be available shortly.  You can tell from the involvement of taxation bureau, which does not seem to have anything to do with this, how serious the Japanese government is in pursuing the project of cool Japan.

Well, you say Tohoku, and you get Japanese sake!  However, we focus on wines here.  Shipment and import of wine hit the highest in 1998 due to the media coverage about the positive effect of polyphenol. It declined once but it is recently picking up again gradually.  Following the trend, shipment of domestically produced wine is increasing, which shows the boundless power of Tohoku wineries!  (Reference; Japan Wineries Association)

Looking at the Sakagura Map, you’ll have a glimpse of real abilities of Tohoku wineries. You may be simply and honestly surprised to know there are so many wineries in Tohoku!  Main wineries are listed below but you should check the map yourself!

List of wineries in Tohoku (sorry if there’s any thing missed out)

【Aomori】
Sunmamoru Winery
http://www.sunmamoru.com/

【Iwate】
Kuzumaki Wine
http://www.kuzumakiwine.com/

Spur Wine
http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~icc/winepage.htm

Gomaibashi Apple Wine 
http://www.gomaibashi.com/shop/apple.html

Self-Harvested and Self-Brewed Wind Shiwa 
http://www.shiwa-nigiwai.com/iwateshiwawine.html

Edel Wein
http://www.edelwein.co.jp/

【Akita】
Akita Winery Konohana 
http://www.mkpaso.jp/

Towada Wine (reference URL
http://akitanosake.com/meisyu/towada_wine.html

Amasagi Wine 
http://www.amasagiwine.co.jp/

【Yamagata】
Asahimachi Wine 
http://asahimachi-wine.jp/

Gassan Sanroku Toraya Wine 
http://wine.chiyokotobuki.com/business_a.html

Tendo Wine 
http://www.tendowine.co.jp/

Zao Star Wine 
http://www.takeda-wine.jp/

Zao Woody Farm 
http://www.woodyfarm.com/winery.html

Osui Wine
http://www.mmy.ne.jp/ywine/maker/sutho/sutho1.html

Birdup
http://www.sakai-winery.jp/

Kinkei Wine
http://www.kinkei.net/

Oura Wine
http://ourawine.com/

Takahata Wine
http://www.takahata-wine.co.jp/

Mt. St. Wine
http://eemise.com/page035.html

Eau de Vie Shonai 
http://kiyoizumigawa.com/

Gassan Wine 
http://www.gassan-wine.com/

【Fukushima】
Dream Wine of Fukushima Farmers 
https://www.facebook.com/fukuyumewine

Aizu Winery Wine
http://www.hondawinery.co.jp/

Kita Aizu Win
http://www.new-fukushima.jp/archives/15904.html