Sahee Hinoya, the forefather of the Uenoda family that brews a local sake called Tenryo at a small brewery along the Masuda highway, left the Eishuhino around the first part of the Edo Period to travel around Japan selling his goods. Around 1630, Sahe Hinoya visited the Hida region and felt its allure 窶錀 the beauty of the land and the dignity and diligence of its people, and decided to settle there. Eight generations have now followed the path started by Sahe Hinoya. It is a proud path of making sake from Hidahomare, the rice that flourishes in the lush natural setting of the Hida region, and the smooth soft water from Japan’s Northern Alps, using the family’s own rice polishing process.