Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association | JSS
Sake is a unique alcoholic drink that is deeply rooted in the tradition, culture, and history of Japan. In recent years, this traditional Japanese beverage is also enjoyed by people all over the world. To start your journey on learning more about sake, here is a brief introduction to 10 must-know sake facts.
alcohol content of sake.
Year of the oldest record of making sake
with koji at the imperial brewery.
Amount of annual production
in 2019 FY*.
Approximate percentage of sake
exported in 2019 FY*.
Number of sake brewery licenses
in Japan in 2020 *.
Number of sake rice strains in 2020.
Approximate amount of junmai sake
made from 1ha of rice field.
Approximate amount of polished rice
in a 720mL bottle of junmai sake.
Approximate amount of water necessary
to produce sake relative to rice.
Average time it takes to brew sake.
*Source NTA annual statistics