Naba Shoten "Minato Harbor" Yamahai Nama Genshu 720mL $40.00 Excl. tax In stock (8) Add to cartLogin for wishlistAkita PrefectureLocated near Tsuchizaki harbor in Akita City, Naba Shoten has been a local favorite since 1815. Naba Shoten is one of only a few breweries in all of Japan that still practices the ancient “dekasegi” system, in which brewery workers leave their homes in the countryside & move into the brewery for the season. The constant presence of such skilled & dedicated workers ensures continual monitoring of brewing conditions, leading to wonderfully smooth & balanced sakes. Every bottle of Naba Shoten sake is brewed exclusively with locally grown rice, a special brand of yeast, & waters from nearby Omono River to produce sake that captures the authentic characteristics of Akita.Undiluted, unpasteurized & aged 2 years, this bold sake has intense yeasty aromas with strong notes of mushroom. Its robust flavors allow it to be paired with heartier foods or it can also be poured as an after-dinner sake. In appreciation of the local fishermen who have long loved their sakes, the brewers decided to use the name Minato, or harbor.