Bentenmusume brewery is at Wakasa-cho in Tottori. It is a small town, the last station on the Wakasa railway line with only ten trains a day. The brewery is made up of family members and even their Sake tanks are named the 1st daughter, 2nd daughter ... And each is treated like their own child. The rice they use is all grown locally in Wakasa town and on each Sake bottle, alongside the ingredients, is the name of the farmer who grew the rice.


When was your brewery established?

What is your annual output?
150 koku or 27,000 litres

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

What is your emphasis in brewing Sake?
We take care with our rice. Complete fermentation.

In 100 words or less tell us what is Bentenmusume’s appeal?
Our brewery is located in Wakasachō. Wakasa is a small town that is 95% forest, and is rich in greenery and crystal clear water. We only brew sake with rice grown in Wakasa. We want to preserve the uniqueness of our Sakes, so we bottle each batch individually.

Which Sake, from Bentenmusume’s line up do you recommend?
Junmai Tamasakae

How would you drink this Sake and what kinds of food does it go with?
Please enjoy our Sake hot, in ceramic Sake ware. We recommend steamed, stewed vegetables, grilled chicken “yakitori” or fish dishes.