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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

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

1987

Showa 62

Introduced the automatic rice polishing machine

Introduced the automatic rice polishing machine

1989

平成元年

Yearly contract employment for brewers started

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

1991

Heisei 3

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

1993

Heisei 5

"Unfiltered" on sale

1995

Heisei 7

Mikio Takahashi of Nanbu-toji (master brewer)

1997

Heisei 9

The first "Sake festival" was held

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

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

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

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 Umeshu  on sale<br>SANABURI SHOCHU on sale

Umenoyado Umeshu on sale
SANABURI SHOCHU on sale

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

2003

Heisei 15

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

2004

Heisei 16

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

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

Aragoshu Umeshu on sale

Aragoshu Umeshu on sale

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

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

Aragoshu Yuzu on sale<br>Aragoshi Peach on sale

Aragoshu Yuzu on sale
Aragoshi Peach 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

Aragoshu Mikan on sale

Aragoshu 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

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize

KATSURAGI received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Jyunmai Daiginjyo Gin received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

2011

Heisei 23

Opened Umenoyado Honpo

Opened Umenoyado Honpo

KATSURAGI received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Jyunmai Daiginjyo Gin received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

Umenoyado Yuzu received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

2012

Heisei 24

Started exportation to Malaysia and Thailand

Aragoshi Ringo on sale

Aragoshi Ringo on sale

the National Research Institute of Brewing
Awarded a gold prize


KATSURAGI received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Jyunmai Daiginjyo Gin received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

Umenoyado Yuzu received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

2013

Heisei 25

Kayo Yoshida became the 5th president

120th anniversary

Sanpuca  on Sale

Sanpuca on Sale

Katsuragi received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection
Daiginjo Gold Label received a grand gold prize by 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 received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Daiginjo Gold Label received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

2015

Heisei 27

FRUTAS  on sale

FRUTAS on sale

Katsuragi received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Umenoyado Junmaishu received a silver prize by the Monde Selection

Tsukiusagi Natural received a gold prize by 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 received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Umenoyado's Umeshu received a gold prize by 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 received a grand gold prize by the Monde Selection

Kobai received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

FRUTAS Blood Orange received a gold prize by the Monde Selection

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