Rain falling on the land, the wind that blows, the breath of the air,
sake brews as the season comes and goes.
Domaine. This concept means trusting the unique elements of the soil and
not against its nature. In the Sakura City in Tochigi prefecture,
“climate,” “water,” “rice,” and “kura,” all these environmental
factors can only be found here give irreplaceable uniqueness to Senkin.
Water is the life of sake. We are particular about the water that we are
using in sake making, and we use the same water to cultivate the rice.
The original ingredients, “Kamenoo,” “Yamadanishiki,” and “Omachi”
sake brewing rice varietals, are grown with the same underground water vein
of the brewery. They are the selected cepage or varieties of Domaine Sakura.
Keeping the same growing environment is a respect for nature,
then we work toward a perfect mariage. The individuality of
this land is the individuality of Senkin.
The human being is not the producer of rice. The actual producer is
the biological components, the living things in the soil such as insects,
plants, and bacteria regarded as a troublemaker by human beings.
For us, organic is not something special. Organic farming has been
practice traditionally. Returning to the origin of agriculture is what
Senkin is pursuing as the root of organic farming.
Kamenoo is not only ancient rice but also the ancestor of
the current rice breed. However, the characteristics of the heredity being
lose together as time passes. Thus the original Kamenoo was eliminated
as genetic changes, which is the fate of agricultural products,
and lost its genetic traits.
So now, once again, Senkin declares that “Our destiny is bound together
with Kamenoo.” The bond between Senkin and Kamenoo started
11 years ago. It revived in the form of “the original species”
that returns to the origin from the seed. The original DNA of Kamenoo,
which is full of wildness, goes from ancient times to modern times.
It will be inherited and will change the future of sake brewing.
Nature. It goes beyond "naturalism"
—Supernatural sake revived with ancient technique.
It is brewed without any but only with rice, koji-rice, and water.
Without adding yeast, brewing with wild yeast,
often derived from the environment in or surrounding the brewery,
is time-consuming. However, it can fully draw out the energy of
ancient Kamenoo rice and create a phantom world with infinite vitality.
To reproduce the historical sake brewing when
we did not have any rice polishing machine nor sake brewing rice.
Modern sake is the gift of technological innovation.
However, we purposefully move away from it and pursue
the philosophy of "Nature" that respects and pays homage to our ancestors.
We believe "Nature" is borderless. Therefore, "Nature" can be shared
with even other cultures of "Vin nature" and "craft beer."
The future of Japanese sake is timeless, beyond genres,
and has become "borderless."
The symbol of SENKIN is a crane
living in amongst a dwelling place
of mountain hermits. Red refers to love,
white refers to traditional, and black
refers to innovation. All these together
make SENKIN one of a kind.
106 Baba, Sakura-shi,