Since 1990, Masaki Kobayashi is the 5th generation brewer. When he took over the brewery, the brewery was facing challenges and made it through by making fruit sake. After 6 years of his marriage, his wife started making sake with him. She was also a sake specialist and she started cultivating yeast and created flavours at the brewery. The brewery continues to uphold the grand vision of immensely high quality sakes, while understanding the necessity of modern techniques to ensure precise control of koji making and other fermentation processes.