Profile of Rumiko Obata (updated March, 2012) [MANOTSURU news] 入力者: Rumiko Obata
|RUMIKO OBATA profile (renewed in March, 2012)|
Rumiko Obata was born in Obata Shuzo,
the fifth generation of sake brewing family in Sado island, Niigata prefecture.
I graduated from the KEIO University
majoring in Political Science.
Prior to returning home, my scope of work and expertise has seen her working
for 7 years with a movie company in Tokyo. In 1995,
an instinctive draw and the passion for sake brewing made me move back
to my beloved hometown, to take over and manage the family owned business growing
it and entering the global market.
Founded by Yososaku Obata in 1892, OBATA SHUZO prides itself for using
the traditional hand-made methods for more than a hundred years,
with great appreciation for the abundant nature that surrounds the beautiful island.
Starting with pure, soft groundwater, and world-famous sake rice,
Sado has become known as an excellent place to produce sake.
And since, Obata-shuzo has been making excellent handmade quality sake named Manotsuru.
Manotsuru has a family emblem, “Four Diamonds”, which means the essential factors
for brewing sake…”rice” “water” ”people” and “terroire”.
The combination of these factors make MANOTSURU distinctive, impressive and memorable.
MANOTSURU has won the gold medals at the national sake competition for 6 years in a row,
and it is the longest record in Niigata in this Sake Kingdom.
Also, Manotsuru won the Gold medal at the International Wine Challenge 2007, in London.
I sometimes have talks and sake seminar in University, a speak knowledge of sake brewing and appreciating the heavenly brew. Bringing together food and sake will be the topic of interest in today’s talks.
---USA "Wine & Spirits" Feb, 2009
USA " LA times"
**Rumiko contact: email@example.com