Mar. 8 (Mon.),2021

Our museum website has been renewed

As of March 8, the Sake Museum (Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake) has renewed the official website in order to provide more information in an easy-to-understand way. Our new official characters Sake-kun and Sakurako-chan will lead you through the main attractions of the museum on the site. You will find newly added pages about sake and sakura: “Sake Talk” which explores the history and culture of sake, and “Sakura Tsurezure (All About Sakura)” which focuses on Sasabe Shintaro’s collection related to cherry blossom trees called “Sasabe Sakura Collection”. New “Sake Talk” articles will be posted on the 1st of each month, and new “All About Sakura” articles on the 15th of each month. Please look forward to more of our activities in the future!


Sake-kun is a Kansai-jin (a person from the Kansai region) who is obsessed with sake. 
He is an experienced sake brewing craftsman.

There are hundreds of surprises about sake. Let's find them all!


Sakurako-chan is a fairy of Sasabe-zakura cherry blossom tree studying about Mr. Sasabe who had tended her.

The more we learn about Mr. Sasabe, the more we like him! As we learn more about sakura, our appreciation
for these beautiful tree grows!