If you are looking for fine sake it is likely that you will end up with a bottle from Kubota. Kubota is a trade name for sake which was earlier known as Asahiyama. The name comes from the nickname of the brewery. The brand offers several different types of sake included the coveted Kubota Manju.
The Asahi Shuzo offers this brand of sake and belongs to the Niigata Prefecture. They are well known for using traditional techniques while being open to modern technology that could improve the quality of the sake. In fact, the shuzo was one of the first to begin the use of stainless steel tanks to make the drink. This also helped maintain the highest levels of quality for the drink.