A sake crafted with two kinds of yeast by the Shirasugi Brewery, in memory of our founder Denemon Wakuya. It begins as rice seeds from Ise Shrine, which we grow into our Isehikari rice in rice paddies in Tango's Kumihama Bay. Our farmers do not use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and instead, they take the time and care to cultivate the rice naturally using a soil of composted crab shells and natural spring water from the Ichinono mountains.





京丹後から東山麓の高台寺に移転し、「料亭」和久傳が誕生したのは、昭和57年のこと。ちりめん産業が元気をなくし、京丹後での進退をかけて活路を求めていた和久傳は、名工 中村外二氏が建てた数寄屋建築と出会います。元は尾上流家元の住まい、隅々まで行き届いた名工の普請に後押しされるかのように、都での再出発を決めました。こうして生まれた「高台寺 和久傳」から、次なる章を開いたのです。


Kyotango, the home of Wakuden is located in northern Kyoto prefecture, a peaceful mountains overlooking the Sea of Japan. This area was described in the Nihon Shoki (The ancient Chronicles of Japan), and was revered from the Edo period onward for its production of artisan silk crepe, known as Tango Chirimen. Our founder, Denemon Wakuya, was originally a boat salesmen in Wakasa, Fukui prefecture. He moved to Kyotango to serve as the fief of Mineyama, and built an inn in its bustling trade town in 1870, which, wooden and three-storied was quite novel for the time.

When the silk industry went into decline, we sought a new future for Wakuden. In 1982, we moved close to the eastern mountains in Kodaiji, Kyoto, and opened Ryotei Wakuden. We happened upon an impeccable tea house building built by revered craftsman, Sotoji Nakamura. This house was originally owned by the head of the Onoe-ryu kabuki theater, and so had been expertly maintained. It was here we happily began our new chapter.