Saké for Everyone
We are an experimental sakagura making sake for modern times. Trained in Japan, we set up our second brewery in Paris to share Wakaze with the world. Everyone, everywhere deserves good sake to enjoy with food, with friends, and without rules.
Takuma is the Founder and CEO of Wakaze sakagura. As a graduate in Science and Engineering from the University of Keio and the Ecole Centrale Paris, he began his career at Boston Consulting Group before launching Wakaze in Japan in 2016.
Shoya is the Master Brewer at Wakaze sakagura. He is a graduate from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Tokyo and comes from a famous family of brewers in Gunma, Hijiri. Shoya was also a Kurabito in various breweries such as Aramasa in Akita, Masuda in Toyama and Abe in Niigata.
Takuma and Shoya lead a team obsessed with quality. After struggling to find good sake outside of Japan, the pair founded their Parisian brewery using centuries-old knowledge, French ingredients, and innovative techniques. Wakaze is a product of many things:
Intuition and precision.
Experimentation and mastery.
History and heart.
To democratize sake for everyone, we’re respecting tradition while breaking conventions. Combining Japanese expertise with French influence. Bringing together the best of two cultures. We want to foster a global love for sake. This is about making sake for the next generation.