Philip Harper is the only non-japanese (English) master brewer in Japan. As Japan is focusing on exporting Sake to the Western world, Philip Harper plays an important role bridging both cultures. Above all, Harper's respect for Japanese traditions and culture have been key for producing the high quality of Sake at Tamagawa.


When was your brewery established?

What is your annual output?
860 koku or 111,60 litres

Including the Tōji (Master brewer) how many brewers do you have?

What is your emphasis in brewing Sake?

In 100 words or less tell us what is Tamagawa’s appeal?
多様なジャンルの食事に合い、互いの味を引き立てあう日本酒を醸しております。特に、生酛・山廃系の日本酒は蔵に棲みつく微生物を最大限に生かした伝統的醸造法にこだわった「自然仕込」シリーズは、玉川の高いオリジナリティを表現し ています。

Which Sake, from Tamagawa’s line up do you recommend?
自然仕込 純米酒(山廃) 無濾過生原酒

How would you drink this Sake and what kinds of food does it go with?