This last Tokyo story is about the rare historic remnants of a bygone era in modern Tokyo, with two small and little-known Tokyo museums where nihonshu or sake hold a prominent place. I am not usually into museums but I'll make an exception, before a swift return to the liveliest wines you can imagine...
The first one (picture above) sits in the Yanaka neighborhood (谷中) which is itself part of what we call shitamachi, the lower town of Tokyo. This is the old Yoshida sake/liquor shop, which was built in 1910, got modifications in 1935 and was donated as a museum to show how a sake merchant house looked like in the early 20th century. It was still inhabited till 1986 by merchants. This sake shop is an annex of the Shitamachi Museum (2nd half of this story), which is located in Ueno, not far from there.
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