Seishu Hakusan Kikuzake: a unique sake made with water from sacred Mount Hakusan
The city of Hakusan is next to Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Vast in extent, it covers 755 km2, more area than any other city in the prefecture. From the Japan Sea coast it rises to 2,702 m at the peak of one of the Three Sacred Mountains of Japan, Mount Hakusan. Located on the mountain, Shirayama-hime Jinja is the head shrine for 3,000 affiliated shrines nationwide.
From ancient times, a legacy of skill in using both the pure water of sacred Mount Hakusan and the other unique natural assets of the Hokuriku area has been handed down. Among many delicious food products are Hakusan Kikuzake sake, miso, soy sauce, vinegar, and pickled blowfish ovaries made with a fermentation process that miraculously neutralizes deadly blowfish toxin.
A calendar packed with cultural events such as festivals also makes the area an attractive sightseeing destination. The Okaeri Matsuri, Horai Matsuri, and Bunya Matsuri are just three of the widely known local festivals.
Moreover, from wooded highlands and crystal rivers to clear sea waters, determined to conserve its rich natural endowments, the entire city is recognized as Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark.
GI Hakusan Sake Makers Association (formerly Hakusan Kikuzake Name Control Organization)
From agricultural produce to the wild bounty of the mountains and of the sea, Mount Hakusan provides the water of life. In particular, Hakusan Kikuzake sake is an amazing product activated by Hakusan’s power. It is a special liquor that can be made only in the place that gets its water from Hakusan. The Hakusan GI (geographical indication) for sake is indicated by the GI Hakusan logo. These alcoholic beverages meet criteria for alcohol quality, exacting raw-material selection, and rigorous manufacturing methods.
Sake breweries in this region
KikuhimeTA-8 Tsurugishin-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa076-272-1234