The Miwa Shuzo Brewery
The buildings of the Miwa Sake Brewery were recognized in 2011 as tangible cultural assets and are typical examples of Meiji-era sake breweries. The main building, located on Funamachi Street, was destroyed during the Great Nobi Earthquake of 1892 and later by air raids during WWII. However, it's always been rebuilt and it's still here to this day. All the buildings are Japanese-style huts made of earthenware and covered with black clapboards on the outside.
Previously, sake was stored on the second floor with pulleys attached to the atrium. The buildings have undergone a number of changes in purpose and partitions, as well as repairs and renovations over the past 120 years. Both breweries remain in operation and there are no problems other than uneven subsidence. On the first floor of the main building, there are still two sakafune tanks equipped with hydraulic presses built in the early Taisho period, and a carefully tiled refrigerator built in the early Showa period is still in use.