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Kiuchi BreweryKiuchi Brewery
Ibaraki, Japan

Kiuchi Brewery website

The Kiuchi Brewery was established in 1823 by Kiuchi Gihei, the headman of Kounosu ("Nest") village as a producer of sake. His family was collecting rice from farmers as land taxes for the Mito Tokugawa family. He began his brewery with the idea of using the remaining rice stocks in the warehouse. At this time in Japan a new political movement began to reform the Tokugawa regime. Fujita Toko, one of the movement's activists, advocated an ideology to build a new organizational government with a reverence of the emperor, and his thought led to the Meiji Restoration.

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