About our company

Our goal is to be a brewery that’s never afraid of changes and continually challenge for innovations.
About Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd. And Toko Brewery Co., Ltd.; Kojima Sohonten was established in Yonezawa in the Azuchi Momoyama period and has brewed sake since then. Toko Brewery manages the museum and sells sake, food, and sake-related items.

Greetings from the owner

We pursue a true value that everyone - no matter how old you are, which culture you belong to, or where you are – acknowledges to produce “real” Japanese sake.

Modern society’s big changes give us new inspirations all the time to us and our 2000 years history sake brewing. Today, diverse food culture has been introduced to Japan and Japanese food culture has also spread to the world. It is our pleasure that people around Japan and the world have tried our sake.

We hope that “Toko” remains to be a mirror of Japanese perspective as well as culture, and a landscape which depicts Yonezawa. In that sense, we think we need to deeply understand our own region which grows the rice, water, and people and care about Japanese food culture sincerely. With that being said, our goal is not to be afraid of changes and to continually challenge for innovations.

The world is broad and Japanese history is long. We believe opening our heart to the world and continuing learning from pioneers’ steps will lead the modern brewery to the next stage.

Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd. 24th brewer
Kenichiro Kojima

Company Information

Name Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Location 2-2-3 Honmachi
Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture 992-0037
TEL 0238-23-4848 FAX 0238-23-4863
CEO Kenichiro Kojima
Established in The Azuchi-Momoyama period, year two of Keicho (1597)
Capital 20,000,000 yen
Business Production and sales of sake/liquor
Name Toko Brewery Co., Ltd.
Location 2-3-22 Omachi
Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture 992-0031
TEL 0238-21-6601 FAX 0238-24-0408
CEO Yazaemon Kojima
Opened in 1984
Capital 10,000,000 yen
Business Exhibition of brewing history, equipment, and rooms.
Sales of sake, liquor, and brewing-related items.