History of Koshimeijo and Tochio
Story of Koshimeijo
The place where the strongest military commander of the Warring States "Kenshin Uesugi" spent his youth and made his debut. The Akiba Shrine in this area is the birthplace of the Akiba faith, which spread the faith throughout the country and became the etymology of Akihabara, Tokyo. The birthplace of the Akiba faith, which spread the faith throughout the country and became the etymology of Akihabara, Tokyo. We at Koshimeijo Co., Ltd. continue to brew sake while seriously facing the local rice and water, the brewery, paddy fields, and culture that have been passed down from generation to generation, in this small town called "Tochio" where people have lived for a long time.
By the way, the history of sake brewing at Koshimeijo Co., Ltd. dates back to the Edo period.
The company was founded in 1845 when it purchased the brewing license “Shuzo-Kabu” from the Tada family, who is a relative of the current owner, the Kobayashi family.
In 1934, it merged with Tochio’s other sake brewery”Yamagaya” and became Tochio’s first corporation.
The existing sake brewery was built in the 1930s and is about 80 years old.
Although the appearance is old, part of the interior of the brewery is covered with stainless steel and brewing is done with the latest equipment that allows fine temperature setting.
Koshimeijo Co., Ltd. continues to brew sake energetically even now, despite various disasters and changes in history.