Cultural Asset Data
|Address||Hitoyoshi Kuma region （ Kumamoto ）|
|Contact||0966-22-5059 (Kuma Shochu Makers Association)|
|Misc||Kuma Shochu Makers Association|
This type of alcohol is brewed using mainly rice, which was a precious resource during the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries). The Sagara clan took a liking to it first, and soon it came to be loved by lords and peasants alike. According to the oldest written record available, a scribbling found on the wall of a shrine, shochu has a history of over 450 years.