High-quality sake (Japanese rice wine) has been produced in Kanazawa for 400 years from rice harvested in the Kaga Plain and water taken from the Saigawa River and Asanogawa River in the cold winter of Kanazawa. The sake contains about 15% alcohol. There are four brewing companies in Kanazawa, all of which have been in operation for more than 100 years. Kanazawa's sake tastes rich and goes best with the food of Kanazawa. The sake has been loved by local people in Kanazawa for a long time.