Kunimare, the northernmost sake brewery
Kunimare is the northernmost Sake Brewery in Japan. It is located in Mashike town, south of Rumoi city, 20 minutes by car.
Kunimare was founded by Taizo Honma who was from Sado, Niigata prefecture, the founder of Maruichi Honma that deal several kinds of items such as Kimono, general goods, Herring fishing, the shipping industry and warehousing.
Mashike had flourished from the end of Edo to the beginning of Showa for Herring fishing, so that Maruichi Honma had to make more sake and Taizo made a independent company for sake brewery that is the beginning of Kunimare.