In Japan, Yamanashi is synonymous with wine.

As well as being famous for its spectacular views of Mount Fuji, the prefecture is the birthplace of domestic winemaking and it has become inextricably linked with the region's reputation for high-quality produce.

His sights set on overseas markets, local industry figure Shigekazu Misawa has been exporting whites made with Koshu grapes in an endeavor to boost the variety's image abroad.