Introducing kokushu museums around Japan.
The online gallery is run by Shinkawa Daijingu, enshrining the guardian god of sake wholesale dealers. Exhibits include paintings and documents regarding Shinkawa, where all the sake shipped from the Kansai region arrived during the Edo period (1600~1868).
Operated by Masumoto Souhonten, a wholesale dealer of alcoholic beverages established during the Tenmei period (1781-1789), the gallery displays photographs, paintings, and historical documents related to the company.
The archive is managed by Kita Sangyo (est. in 1916), a company dealing packaging materials for alcoholic beverages, and features information and data on both domestic and overseas sake industries.
This online gallery, run by Nikaido Shuzo (est. in 1866), features archived TV commercials for their Mugi Shochu Nikaido dating back to 1987.
Hosted by Sanwa Shurui (est. in 1958), this online gallery features archived posters and TV commercials for their mugi (barley) shochu, Iichiko.
A YouTube channel run by Satsuma Shuzo, the producer of Satsuma Shiranam shares TV commercials of their popular products, such as Kannoko and Kuro Shiranami.
From Oishi Shuzo (est. in 1899), the producer of Tsurumi, the gallery features displays and explanations of 1930s shochu labels and porcelain shochu bottles (kayoi tokkuri) from the Taisho period.
An online gallery run by Hamada Shuzo (est. in 1868), Hamada Shuzo AD Gallery features TV commercials of their popular products, such as Kaido, Kakushigura, and Kaiyame.
A collection of historical and cultural documents and records related to the Kobe city area. As a special feature on Nada’s brewing industry, the official website also hosts papers exploring the relationships between Nada brewers in the Edo period, their clan, and the Shogunate.
Kizakura’s online gallery with records related to Kappa commercials. There is also an archive of nostalgic Kappa commercials from the 1950s on available for viewing.