Mar 23, 2022 - 04:22 PM
Hi! Kurosawa IS a Japanese last name, and in this case, this product is made at Kurosawa Brewing Company.
You're not far off on noticing it's also a famous film director's last name, though, because this brand called Kurosawa was created by an import company in the U.S., and I was told that they felt like Kurosawa was a great brand name because 1) It's the name of the brewery that produces it, and 2) because Akira Kurosawa is a famous film director outside of Japan, they thought it would be a catchy brand name as well.
I don't mean to confuse you, but there's a Kurosawa product called Kurosawa "Ginrei" that's actually made at a different brewery called Ninki Brewing Company. This is because Kurosawa as a brand represents four products, three of which is made at Kurosawa Brewing Company in Nagano, and one product which was added later is produced by Ninki Brewing Company in Fukushima. This is due to production capacity and branding.
I hope this answered your question!