Takara Sake USA Inc., is a member of Takara Group, the
leading corporation of alcohol-related business and biotechnology
based in Japan. Takara has great experience in producing Shochu
, Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries.
Because Takara's main business endeavors depend heavily on
the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the
Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the
natural environment. As a self-proclaimed "Harmonist,"
Takara engages in activities aimed at educating people about
the importance of sustainable coexistence with nature. Its
work in this area is embodied in Takara's corporate philosophy:
"Contributing to the creation of a vital society and
a healthy lifestyle for its members through our fermentation
technology and biotechnology in a way that achieves harmony
Takara Sake USA was established in 1982 in Berkeley, California.
The main products produced in Berkeley are the "Sho Chiku
Bai" brand of Sake, "Takara Mirin" and
Plum wine. Takara Sake USA has taken pure snow melt from
the Sierra Nevada Mountains and superior rice from the fertile
Sacramento Valley. To this, they apply traditional sake-making craftsmanship
and modern technology to produce a Sake worthy of the Takara mark.
Various products like premium sake and shochu are
imported from our parent company in Japan.
We also have a unique Tasting Room and Sake Museum. It is our
hope to introduce the public not only to different types of
sake but also to Japanese culture through our facilities.