Established in 1675, our brewery is the oldest in Kyoto. Though it was once afflicted during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi (1868). tThe name “Tsuki no Katsura” (meaning “Katsura Tree of the Moon”) finds its origin at the hand of court noble Arinaga Anekoji, who extracted it from an old Chinese legend which explains that a Katsura tree 500 feet tall grows on the moon, where a man continuously trims it.
Mr MASUDA Tokubee 14th generation is still keeping the japanese tradition and the culture of Kyoto, and in the same time brewing new types of sake. First brewery which restarted the elaboration of Nigori sparkling sake ( cloudy sake ) in 1964. Usually the sake is completely filtred but in the nigori a few amount of the finest solid part of the fermentation mash is added to give the special texture and specifics flavors to this sake.
In 1966 we started keeping sake in ceramic jugs for maturate it. This aging sake is called as koshu.