Kenbishi is known as the first sake brewery to be branded in Japan. Founded in 1505, they located in the Sake region of Nada near Kobe, the water quality and minerality is very different from the ones found in the rest of Japan. It could be the model for Sake from the Nada district of Kobe, which is known as “masculine sakes” due to the high mineral content of the region’s water. Kenbishi uses the traditional Yamahai method which takes a great deal of time but they keep their tradition and their motto is “we must be like a clock that’s stopped”. They make an effort to preserve their taste. It would be sad if you drank a Kenbishi's sake and no longer recognized the taste that your grandfather loved... to enjoy the way its taste has the power to bring back past memories. They believe in this power of sake.