Founded in 1872 in Yamagata prefecture, KATO KAHACHIRO sake brewery is in the Ohyama district of Tsuruoka, surrounded by Mt. Chokai and the Asahi Mountains and along the coast of the Japan sea. The district has been famous for quality sake since the early Edo period, beginning in the 17th century; today, it is the only prefecture with its own sake appellation. Nigori type sake is cloudy, with some lees remaining. It can range from slightly cloudy to milky white.