Itano Shuzo Brewery
Between the southern area of Okayama Prefecture which faces the Seto Inland Sea, and the deep green ravines of Kibi Highland in the central part of the prefecture where beautiful ‘jinya’ shogunate headquarters and old town areas remain, is this brewery in the Ashimori district of Okayama City.
A white-walled brewery built in the Edo period (1603-1868), the brewery began operating in 1870. The earthen walled structure naturally adjusts temperature and humidity levels; old breweries that have unique structures and devices that naturally assisted the craftsman of bygone days are impossible to reproduce.
Blessed with a rare environmental situation, only rice produced in Okayama Prefecture is used and is brewed the old fashioned way.