Harima is highly evaluated for its great ingredients. The main secret seems to be in its water. One sake brewery owner told us, “Harima has plenty of brilliant water that contains little iron. So sake does not get dark in color. Also, water tastes different in each river. They are similar but slightly different.” This diversity creates unique sake flavors. “Water determines the taste of sake. Breweries generally use groundwater for brewing, resulting in various sake flavors.
Shinichiro Honda (Honda Shoten)