In 1711 Ozeki Sake was established in Imazu, Hyogo prefecture, praised for centuries for its great water quality. Over the years Ozeki Sake has become one of the major sake brewers in Japan. (Source: "Ozeki Sake in America since 1979." Ozeki: Freshly Brewed Refreshing Taste. See "Ozeki Sake in America since 1979". Ozeki. Retrieved 2014-11-05.