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  • Innovative distillery: Denbeeingura The enterprising spirit of Ichikikushikino City gave rise to this innovative distillery.
  • Inherited distillery: Kinzangura The history of Satsuma remains vibrant in this traditional distillery.

Message from CEO

CEO Hamada Yuichiro

CEO Hamada Yuichiro

Hamadasyuzou Group has been developing in parallel with Ichikikushikino City since 1868 when it was founded as a Shochu distillery. The three distilleries we operate today--Denbeegura, Denzoingura and Kinzangura--embody one of the core ideas of our corporate vision in Shochu making: tradition, innovation and succession, respectively.

Ichikikushikino City is wonderful. The sea, mountains, history, culture and all other aspects of it have something worth talking about. Some places played an important role in Satsuma's history. Kushikino Kinzan (gold mine) financed the Meiji Restoration and Hashima was the port from which young Satsuma samurais left for the UK to study. Besides supplying tasty Shochu to our valued customers, it is also our mission to pass on to future generations the history and culture which we inherited. This mission is behind the Satsuma Kinzan Shigakko we run at Kinzangura, where you learn Kagoshima's history and culture.

We have a dream that has been cherished over many years: "Raise Honkaku Shochu to the status of true traditional alcoholic beverage made in Japan and make it one of the most preeminent liquors in the world". Backed by a history of 500 years, Honkaku Shochu has both the culture and popularity that allow it to represent not only Kagoshima but also Japan. My dream is that one day Honkaku Shochu will be enjoyed all over the world as whiskey is today. To make that dream come true, we not only maintain traditional taste but also explore new taste possibilities for our Shochu. To the end, the three distilleries with different features express the depth of Shochu from different angles. And, our work goes beyond the boundary of the company. Collaboration is beginning with different organizations to make our dream come true.

From Ichikikushikino City, we will set off across Japan and the world like the courageous Satsuma samurai students who set sail for the UK. We will continue our challenge, contribute to the community and keep the Hamada Spirit we inherited from our founder firmly in mind.

Business Profile

Name of the company Hamadasyuzou
Address 4-1 Minatomachi, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 899-2101
Tel: +81-996-36-5771
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Shochu distilleries
Denbeegura 4-1 Minatomachi, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 899-2101
Tel: +81-996-36-3131
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Denzoingura 17-7 Seisatsu-cho, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 896-0046
Tel: +81-996-33-5222
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Satsuma Kinzangura 13665 Noshita, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 896-0073
Tel: +81-996-21-2110
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Branch offices
Tokyo branch Nihonbashihon-cho Square 3F, 1-2-6 Nihonbashihon-cho, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, 103-0023
Tel: +81-3-3271-2070
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Sendai branch Kearny place Sendaiekimaedori 303, 1-5-28 Honmachi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, 980-0014
Tel: +81-22-796-2156
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Nagoya branch Galden heights Ⅱ1F, 2-6-5 Sawakami, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City, 456-0012
Tel: +81-52-253-6477
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Osaka branch Hiranomachi Yachiyo Bld 7F, 1-8-13 Hiranomachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, 541-0046
Tel: +81-6-6231-8600
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Kyushu branch 602, Daigo Hakata IR BLD., 4-4-17 Hakataeki-Minami, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, 812-0016
Tel: +81-92-474-8630
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Kagoshima branch 4-1 Minatomachi, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima, 899-2101
Tel: +81-996-36-3129
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Business description Shochu production
Capital ¥30,000,000
Number of employees 350 employees as of April 2013
Founding 1868 Founded
1951 Reorganized into a company
Representative CEO Hamada Yuichiro
Company credo Revere heaven, love mankind.
Corporate philosophy Be an independent and self-motivated company where we all strive to improve our minds.
Policy Use your energetic, courageous and hard-driving mind to make yourself and the people around you happy.
Goal Creation of five values
  • 1 Character of value--Hone your skills.
  • 2 Colleagues of value--Work hard together.
  • 3 Company of value--Contribute to society.
  • 4 Work of value--Grow and prosper.
  • 5 Reward of value--Be well off.
Plan We explore the popularity and cultural aspects of Honkaku Shochu and enhance the commercialization of related businesses. Furthermore, in good balance, we raise Honkaku Shochu to the status of true traditional alcoholic beverage made in Japan and one of the most preeminent alcoholic beverages in the world".
Affiliated company
Sanmiisshindo co., LTD 17-7 Seisatsu-cho, Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 896-0046
Tel: +81-996-33-2385
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