Located on the western edges of the Pacific Ocean, Amami Island is cradled by nature.
Rare plants and animals are peacefully living in its woods from time immemorial.
Though heavily influenced by both Kagoshima and Okinawa, Amami culture is uniquely its own.
People sing shimauta – Amami’s local music— to express their happiness and sorrow, while old men pass down ancient stories.
Kokuto shochu is a product born in Amami’s nature and nurtured by its culture.