Ishikawa, Japan

At a Glance
  • Yuho is an unconventional brewery – making the Sake that they like to drink
  • Miho Fujita the owner of the brewery believes her sake taste best after being open 1-2 months.
  • Toji Toshio Yokomichi experiments with brewing techniques and components to make some unusual sake with rich flavors, pronounced acidity and texture.

Mioya Shuzo was established in 1897, and is one of a few sake breweries with a female president, Miho Fujita. Mioya is located in Ishikawa – well known for hotsprings, pristine seafood, and most of all, sake. Toji Toshio Yokomichi places great importance on his relationship with the farmers who grow his sake rice to make sure it is grown properly and that agricultural chemicals are avoided in the process. The name Yuho has a double meaning; Yuho means “Happy Rice,” but also refers to their city’s supposed numerous UFO sightings.

Brewery Facts
Brewery Name: Mioya Shuzo
Brewery Founded: 1897
Brewery Location: Ishikawa Prefecture
Toji (master brewer): Toshio Yokomichi
Brewery President: Miho Fujita