Kasumi Tsuru was founded in 1725. In December 1945, Kasumi Tsuru merged with three breweries in the neighborhood. Seizo Fukumoto from Fukumoto Shuzojo, the largest of these breweries, became the president. As business expanded, Kasumi Tsuru moved to Kobara, Kasumi-ku in October 2003, and continued to develop high-quality saké that is truly one of a kind.
Being the local pride is very important to Kasumi Tsuru, which is located in the region broadly known as Tajima. The company creed is “Tajima no Hokori tare (Do Tajima proud),” and the policy is “quality first, community first and cordiality first”. To differentiate its saké from competitors, Kasumi Tsuru has adopted the Kimoto and Yamahai brewing methods. Kimoto and Yamahai styles are more time consuming but give the saké distinct depth and flavor. Kasumi Tsuru is one of the rarest breweries in Japan to only brew in Kimoto and Yamahai style.