醸造建築の調査研究 : 広島県の酒造場 その1(歴史) [in Japanese] A study of Brewries as Constructions in the case of Brewries in Hirosima. part 1 (history) [in Japanese]
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This paper deals with the changes and developments of "sake" brewing in Hirosima Prefecture from the end of the Edo period up to the present. Chapter  gives you an overall discriotion of "sake" brewing in the prefecture, and Chapter  focuses on the limited number of areas surveyed this time The locations of the main brewing areas have been changed through the history, but the reasons of their moves depend upon a variety of conditions of each period It is very notable that we can see a big difference especially before and after the Shougunate During the Shougunate, "sake" brewing had been controlled by each "nan" or clan of the district In the Meiji Era, however, retrictions on brewing imposed by each clan had been totally reduced Once they obtained a license, they could both produce and sale quite unrestrictedly, and cousequently they ran into competitiveness in quality. While transportation of "sake" in the country was mainly done by ship, it was exclusively provided at the ports along the Inland Sea coast At most of further inland areas, the demand of "sake" had been satisfied by their local products. The spread of railroads, however, accelerated transportation of goods to cover distanant markets To be competitive, they all tried hard to improve the quality of their local products, and finally there tended to locate prominent breweries in and around the regions with the advantage of their better transportation service In Hiroshima prefecture, the brewing amount had been comparatively high at Saijo Town and it had become one of the most famous brewries by the Taisho Era.
- Reports of the Faculty of Engineering, Kinki University in Kyushu. Science and technology section
Reports of the Faculty of Engineering, Kinki University in Kyushu. Science and technology section 21, 47-57, 1992-12-01