Also known as: Obata Shuzo
Japanese name: 尾畑酒造
Brand name: Manotsuru
The name "Manotsuru" comes from the image of a crane soaring over the top of a mountain in Mano Town, where the brewery is located.
Mano-cho is located on Sado Island, which is designated as a World Agricultural Heritage Site and is rich in nature, including being home to the endangered Japanese Crested Ibis.
The town has received numerous awards, including the Kura Master.
From: Niigata prefecture
Founded in: 1892
The brewery is based on the beautiful Sado island, also called “miniature Japan” for the variety of its landscape and the rich history. Obata brewers use uniquely local rice, from Gohyakumangoku and organic Yamadanishiki farmed on the island, to Koshitanrei coming (exclusively) from Niigata prefecture. Their water is soft in nature, melted snow sourced from two neighbouring mountain ranges. The logo with the “four diamonds” crest embodies the four things that are valued the most at Obata: rice, water, people, and Sado island itself, whose natural landscape, the brewers insist, should be protected and preserved at all costs.