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1893

Meiji 26

Founder Kumataro Yoshida

Founded Yoshida Kumataro Shoten

1927

Showa 2

2nd president kumaji

1934

Showa 9

1943

Showa 18

1950

Showa 25

Takeshi Yoshida became the Representative Director

Established UMENOYADO BREWERY Co., Ltd.

1960

Showa 35

1965

Showa 40

Tetsuo Ishihara of Tajimi toji (master brewer)

1979

Showa 54

Transformed to develop house-brands and started full-scale brewing of Ginjyo-shu sake

1984

Showa 59

Akira Yoshida became the 4th president

1985

Showa 60

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

1987

Showa 62

Introduced the automatic rice polishing machine

Introduced the automatic rice polishing machine

1989

Heisei 1

Yearly contract employment for brewers started

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

1991

Heisei 3

Employment of the British as a brewer for the first time in Japan

1993

Heisei 5

Unfiltered on sale

Unfiltered on sale

1995

Heisei 7

Mikio Takahashi of Nanbu-toji (master brewer)

1997

Heisei 9

The first "Sake festival" was held

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2000

Heisei 12

TSUKIUSAGI  on sale

TSUKIUSAGI on sale

2001

Heisei 13

Obtained a production license for liqueurs and shochu (distilled beverage) and opened the Tokyo office

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2002

Heisei 14

Established Emu Corporation Inc., approved under the Act on Supporting Business Innovation of Small and Medium Enterprises, and started overseas exporting business

Gas Chromatography and Spectrophotometer were installed

Gas Chromatography and Spectrophotometer were installed

Umenoyado no Umeshu on sale<br>SANABURI SHOCHU on sale

Umenoyado no Umeshu on sale
SANABURI SHOCHU on sale

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2003

Heisei 15

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2004

Heisei 16

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2005

Heisei 17

Started exportation to Hong Kong

Gas pressure measuring device was installed

Gas pressure measuring device was installed

2006

Heisei 18

2007

Heisei 19

Started exportations to Taiwan and the UK

Installed new liqueur filling line

Installed new liqueur filling line

Aragoshi Umeshu on sale

Aragoshi Umeshu on sale

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

2008

Heisei 20

Started exportations to Dubai and Australia
Obtained miscellaneous liquors production license

Installed a new room for malted rice

Installed a new room for malted rice

Yuzu shu on sale<br>Aragoshi Momo on sale

Yuzu shu on sale
Aragoshi Momo on sale

2009

Heisei 21

Started exportations to South Korea and Singapore
Obtained sweet fruit wine production license

Installed new refrigerated storage

Installed new refrigerated storage

Aragoshi Mikan on sale

Aragoshi Mikan on sale

2010

Heisei 22

Koji Kitaba of Nanbu-toji (master brewer)

Started exportations to Switzerland, France and Brazil

Minori Sparkling on sale

Minori Sparkling on sale

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Junmai Daiginjyo Gin awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2011

Heisei 23

Opened Umenoyado Honpo

Opened Umenoyado Honpo

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Junmai Daiginjyo Gin awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Yuzu shu awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2012

Heisei 24

Started exportation to Malaysia and Thailand

Aragoshi Ringo on sale

Aragoshi Ringo on sale

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Junmai Daiginjyo Gin awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Yuzu shu awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2013

Heisei 25

Kayo Yoshida became the 5th president

120th anniversary

Sanpuca  on Sale

Sanpuca on Sale

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Daiginjo Gold Label awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

2014

Heisei 26

Opened the logistics center

Opened the logistics center

Installed the new Sake production lines

Installed the new Sake production lines

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Daiginjo Gold Label awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2015

Heisei 27

Frutas on sale

Frutas on sale

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Umenoyado Junmaishu awarded a silver prize from the Monde Selection

TSUKIUSAGI Natural awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2016

Heisei 28

Installed a multitubular heat exchanger

Installed a multitubular heat exchanger

Four new products  on sale

Four new products on sale

Katsuragi awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Umenoyado no umeshu awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2017

Heisei 29

Established the Umenoyado Taipei office and UMENOYADO USA,INC

Established the Umenoyado Taipei office and UMENOYADO USA,INC

Aragoshi Lemon on sale<br>HAIKARA on sale

Aragoshi Lemon on sale
HAIKARA on sale

Katsuragi awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Kobai awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Frutas Blood Orange awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2018

Heisei 30

Awarded for the Overseas Expansion Leading Company (Exportation) by Nara prefecture
Authorized as The Driving Company For The Regional Future by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Umenoyado awarded a gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards

Daiginjo Gold Label awarded a grand gold prize from the Monde Selection

Katsuragi awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2019

Reiwa 1

Katsuragi awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Junmai Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

2020

Reiwa 2

Awarded for the Women’s Award of the 58th Kansai Economic Federation Awards

Year-round Sake Product Refresh

Year-round Sake Product Refresh

Katsuragi Junmai Daiginjo awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Irodori Series on sale

Irodori Series on sale

Un series on sale

Un series on sale

2021

Reiwa 3

Aragoshi Ginger on sale<br>Aragoshi Cool Yuzu on sale

Aragoshi Ginger on sale
Aragoshi Cool Yuzu on sale

Katsuragi Junmai Daiginjo awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

Aragoshi Mikan awarded a gold prize from the Monde Selection

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