Kumamoto Prefecture

Kameman Shuzo brewery is a relatively recent venture as it was established only in 1916 by Chinju TAKEDA, a young doctor, heir to a long dynasty of doctors in Kumamoto region. The creation of the brewery was decided following a rather funny combination of circumstances. Indeed, in this rural area, it was common for local farmers to pay in bags of rice, including their medical consultations. Each year, Dr Takeda saw the bags accumulate over the months without being able to consume everything. This is why he decided to create the brewery, to transform rice received for good care into sake! 

Brasserie de saké de Kameman Shuzo, préfecture de Kumamoto

One difficulty, however, was added to the project: the Prefecture of Kumamoto is located in the extreme southwest of Japan. A temperate and sunny area, that is to say a climate not very adapted for sake production which was traditionally done in the northern part of the country. The work on yeasts was essential and the scientific knowledge of Dr Takeda was decisive in the development of ferments capable of working under these latitudes. The gamble paid off, and Kameman Shuzo can now claim to be the southernmost sake brewery in Japan. It continues to work on the same basis as those developed by Dr Takeda in 1916, using only local rice and without refrigeration of vats. 

Kameman Shuzo sakes
Below, all the Kameman Shuzo references available on our online store.

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€53.70Price
Composition Terre including a bottle of Japanese sake Kameman genmaïshu 50cl and a set Tokuri and choko Kobizen d'aspe
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Discover the incredible flavors of Kameman Genmaïshu , a sake produced from Genmaï rice grown according to the Aïgamo method. Accompanied by a Tokuri and choko Kobizen set with a rustic appearance.  1 BOTTLE 50cl - 1 TOKURI - 2 CHOKOS Kameman Genmaïshu - Kobisen tokuri and choko set
€53.70Price
Composition Terre including a bottle of Japanese sake Kameman genmaïshu 50cl and a set Tokuri and choko Kobizen d'aspe
  • Pack
Gift ideas specials
Discover the incredible flavors of Kameman Genmaïshu , a sake produced from Genmaï rice grown according to the Aïgamo method. Accompanied by a Tokuri and choko Kobizen set with a rustic appearance.  1 BOTTLE 50cl - 1 TOKURI - 2 CHOKOS Kameman Genmaïshu - Kobisen tokuri and choko set
€53.70Price

Kameman Awazake Nigori Japanese sake bottle 72cl
Nigori Nama Happo Sakes
Kameman Shuzo is the most southerly sake brewer in Japan. It produces this beautiful fruity sake with tropical flavors. The nose is sweet, on ripe fruits. It is a nigori with a rich texture, very refreshing thanks to a good acidity. Perfectly balanced, a beautiful, fruity Nigori with tropical flavors <span...
€24.00Price
Kameman Awazake Nigori Japanese sake bottle 72cl
Nigori Nama Happo Sakes
Kameman Shuzo is the most southerly sake brewer in Japan. It produces this beautiful fruity sake with tropical flavors. The nose is sweet, on ripe fruits. It is a nigori with a rich texture, very refreshing thanks to a good acidity. Perfectly balanced, a beautiful, fruity Nigori with tropical flavors <span...
€24.00Price

Kameman Genmaïshu Junmai Japanese sake bottle 50cl
Junmai Sakes
The rice used for the production of this sake is not milled, but used as it is after the harvest. For that purpose, it is cultivated according to a particular method called "Aïgamo", a Chinese ancestral technique, re-imagined about twenty years ago by Takao FURUNO. Produced from "Aïgamo" rice, this sake is really unique. To discover absolutely...
€29.50Price
Kameman Genmaïshu Junmai Japanese sake bottle 50cl
Junmai Sakes
The rice used for the production of this sake is not milled, but used as it is after the harvest. For that purpose, it is cultivated according to a particular method called "Aïgamo", a Chinese ancestral technique, re-imagined about twenty years ago by Takao FURUNO. Produced from "Aïgamo" rice, this sake is really unique. To discover absolutely...
€29.50Price

Japanese sake bottle Honjozo Kameman Tokubetsu Honjozo 72cl
A Tokubetsu Honjozo from Kameman Shuzo Brewery in Kumamoto. It expresses Cereal and fruity notes (banana, grape) and a good aromatic power. A relatively classic character for sake very enjoyable to consume throughout the length of the meal. Cereal and fruity notes punctuated by a beautiful vivacity <span...
€26.00Price
Japanese sake bottle Honjozo Kameman Tokubetsu Honjozo 72cl
A Tokubetsu Honjozo from Kameman Shuzo Brewery in Kumamoto. It expresses Cereal and fruity notes (banana, grape) and a good aromatic power. A relatively classic character for sake very enjoyable to consume throughout the length of the meal. Cereal and fruity notes punctuated by a beautiful vivacity <span...
€26.00Price

Kameman Umeshu Japanese plum liqueur bottle 50cl
Kameman, known for its sake from aïgamo-grown rice, provides us a very nice umeshu, on a sake base of course. An amber color with red-orange glints, a nice sweetness, with a good acidity. To enjoy fresh, for aperitif or at the end of meal, but also on selected food pairings. The...
€29.00Price
Kameman Umeshu Japanese plum liqueur bottle 50cl
Kameman, known for its sake from aïgamo-grown rice, provides us a very nice umeshu, on a sake base of course. An amber color with red-orange glints, a nice sweetness, with a good acidity. To enjoy fresh, for aperitif or at the end of meal, but also on selected food pairings. The...
€29.00Price