Ota Shuzo was created by the ancestors of the 15th century Samurai warrior-poet and military tactician Sukenaga Ota (1432-1486) in Shiga prefecture.
Ota Shuzo make seriously impressive sake and are also now making great umeshu. Umeshu is made by infusing sake with Ume and sugar. And what is Ume? Ume is a fruit that comes from the ‘Prunus Mume’ tree which is cultivated for both its fruit and flowers. These people have so much talent and artistry in everything they do.