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Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten of ZAKU, locates in Suzuka, Mie-Prefecture. Suzuka is an old toponym and has a long history of sake brewing. The pellucid water originating from the Suzuka Mountains and supply of good rice from the Ise Plain made this place as a right place for sake brewing. In classic literatures and poetries, Suzuka was praised with the epithet umasake (good-sake-yielding). As Suzuka lies on the way from Kyoto to Ise, the holy place of Shinto religion, many pilgrims have passed through Suzuka. Though accustomed to the sophisticated sake of the ancient capital, the pilgrims might have been amazed by the quality of the local sake and the fame of Suzuka would have reached as far as Kyoto. Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten was established by Seizaburo Shimizu in 1869. Though many sake breweries prospered at that time, Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten now existing in Suzuka. We think it is our duty to carry on the tradition of this umasake land and brew good sake to keep up with the reputation.