Nadagiku Sake Brewery was founded in 1910. The company's name comes from the combination of the word "Nada" in "Harima-Nada", the name of the sea Himeiji faces, and "Kiku", the national flower of Japan. The brewery is located near the Himeiji White Castle, one of the most visited tourist landmarks in Japan. It was designated a world heritage site in 1993.
In 2001, Misa Kawaishi entered the family business after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture, majoring in Sake brewing. She trained under the famous Nanbu Toji in Iwate for 3 years. She become the Toji in 2004, and in 2020, she become the CEO of Nadagiku sake brewery. She is one of the few female brewers in Japan.