Leading the Sake industry in Japan out of Iwate Prefecture is Akabu’s 6th Generation, the young and talented Master Brewer, Ryunosuke Furudate. Guided by their passion, Furudate and his team harness every bit of their soul to evolve sake production as we know it. Established in 1896, the original brewery was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and suffered complete destruction. It was in 2013 that the new brewery was built in Morioka City, and in 2014 the current era of Akabu was born. Despite the youth of this new generation, within their first few years, Akabu was awarded the Gold Prize in the Annual Japan Sake Awards 2016, followed by the distinction as the #1 ranked sake producer in all of Iwate.