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Itami Gocho Museum

The feature of Edo period & The oldest sake cellar among all the existing sake cellars in Japan

"Itami Gocho Museum" is merged by "the Former Residence & Sake Cellar of the Okada Family" (nationally designated Important Cultural Property), "the Former Residence of the Ishibashi Family" (prefecturally designated Cultural Property) and "the Shinmachi Family". It is the architecture full of the feature of Edo period.

The traditional town houses, the cultural legacies of the sake cellars and Japanese gardens built in 17th century are totally open to the public at ordinary times.

Especially "the Former Residence & Sake Cellar of the Okada Family", as the existing cellar with the longest history in Japan, it is the symbolic architecture of "Itami, the birth place of sake".

There is also a shop named "Itami Gocho Craft Shop" set in "the Former Residence of the Ishibashi Family" which sells one-of-a-kind ceramic wares and accessories.

"Miyanomae Cultural Village (Bunkano Sato)" Web page

The Former Residence & Sake Cellar of the Okada Family (nationally designated Important Cultural Property)

This is the oldest shop within the area of Hyogo Prefecture, which was open in Edo period in 1674. As a shop with a clear and solid record of its history in the 17th century, it is a precious relic even across Japan. As the existing sake cellar with the longest history in Japan, this important cultural heritage shows us the prime in the history of Itami brewing industry in Edo period.

The entrance of the shop (dirt floor at the entrance) = Introduce the history of the Former Residence of Okada Family on a panel

The room of the shop = Display tansu chests (the traditional mobile storage cabinetry indigenous to Japan) and andon (the outdoor lamp covered with a paper lamp-shade)

The dirt-floor room (a room with dirt floor) = Display the history centered on Itami brewing industry

Kamaya (a room with a cooking stove) & wash place = Display pots and stoves in Edo period and modern times, brewing equipment, related illustrations and etc.

Sake cellar = Function as a multifunctional hall with illumination and stereo equipment (seating capacity: 150 people); there's also a 150-inch screen set in the cellar

旧岡田家住宅・酒蔵の外観写真

The Former Residence & Sake Cellar of the Okada Family (nationally designated Important Cultural Property)

旧岡田家住宅・酒蔵の内観の写真

Kamaya (a room with a cooking stove) & wash place

The Former Residence of the Ishibashi Family (prefecturally designated Important Cultural Property)

This is a shop started business in late Edo period, which still remains the original appearance of the storefront as it was established. There is an "Itami Gocho Craft Shop" at 1F, which displays and sells the unique works by crafters all over Japan.

The entrance of the shop = "Itami Gocho Craft Shop", displaying and selling the unique works by crafters all over Japan

Kitchen = Display braziers and tansu chests

Japanese style room and tea-ceremony room = It's a place effectively utilized for cultural activities.

2F = Introduce the history of Miyanomae and the Ishibashi Family from Edo period to the post-World-War-II era

旧石橋家住宅の外観の写真

The Former Residence of the Ishibashi Family (prefecturally designated Important Cultural Property)

伊丹郷町クラフトショップの写真

Itami Gocho Craft Shop

Shin-machiya

It's a general information office of the "Miyanomae Cultural Village (a nickname for the cultural zone in Itami)" consisted of Itami Gocho Museum, The Museum of Arts & Crafts・Itami, the service office of Itami City Museum of Art and ITAMI college of Jewellery.
The main function of each floor is shown as follows.

1F = Office and lobby

2F = ITAMI college of Jewellery and exhibition hall (regular exhibition of glass arts)

Address & Telephone Number

Itami Gocho Museum (Closed on Mondays and New Year's holiday / If Monday is a national holiday, the facility is closed the following day instead.)

2-5-28, Miyanomae, Itami City, 664-0895

Tel: 072-772-5959