Aoto Shuzo 青砥酒造

青砥秀樹先生及夫人

Mr and Mrs Hideki Aoto

青砥秀樹是島根縣這個酒造的第五代傳人。他於東京完成學業後,加入了有關藝能界的工作,並以模特兒事業為主。但他發覺只靠模特兒工作不足以維生,所以同時於酒吧兼職,因為工作關係,與日本清酒邂逅,並對之產生了愈來愈濃厚的興趣,更萌生有朝一天希望能釀出自己的清酒的念頭。

其實青砥秀樹就是在青砥酒造長大,但他一直對釀造清酒一竅不通,要釀造自己的酒,最直接的方法就是回到故鄉重新學習釀酒,而「蒼斗七星」就是當他把水和麴放進發酵缸時,看到散落在缸內的麴有如在宇宙閃爍的繁星,感到「原來缸中也有個宇宙」,便創立了這個品牌。

Mr Hideki Aoto is the 5th generation of this brewery located in Shimane prefecture. After finishing his studies in Tokyo, he stepped into the entertainment industry where he mainly modelled for various magazines and commercials. Unfortunately he struggled to make a living through modelling exclusively and he had to work for a bar. Because of this, he had a lot of occasions when he needed to deal with Japanese sake and his interest gradually grew towards this traditional alcoholic beverage, and he wish he could make his own sake sooner or later.

In fact, Mr Hideki Aoto grew up in Aoto Brewery but he knew nothing about sake making, to make his own sake, nothing better than going back to his origin and learn sake from scratch. 'Aoto Shichisei' is a brand which is created by Mr Hideki Aoto. When he put water and koji mold into the fermentation tank, the mash surface resembles a picture like stars glittering in the galaxy, this inspired him with the name of the new collection.