The sake brewing museum, “Toko Brewery” is located just a couple minutes away from Kojima Sohonten and is the largest sake brewing museum in Tohoku.
In the museum, the elegant atmosphere will take you back to a Meiji era brewery. And at the sake shop adjoining the museum, you can enjoy tasting and shopping for Toko products.
The brewery was reformed version of the Kura where we actually had brewed sake and its 140 tsubos (1 tsubo = 3.3 m2) big Kura makes you feel like you’re back in time brewing yourself.
Our spacious, classic Kura is known as a filming spot for movies and famous foreign cosmetic’s commercials.
The main building of the brewery was built with the traditional method where no nail was used; it is a historical building which modern techniques cannot reproduce.
Our Emperor and Emperess visited here, and the owner Yazaemon Kojima escorted them in the past.
You can see the photos from that event in the museum.