Monument to the Birthplace of Beer in Japan
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The records of Kirin Brewery Co. indicate that beer was first brewed commercially in Japan in Amanuma area. Kirin Park
is a small city park that covers part of the old Amanuma
area, and features the special old well known as "Beer's Well", or the biru ido
, which supplied the pure water with which that first beer was brewed. Naka Ward has established a Commemorative Monument to the Birthplace of Beer in Japan at this site. Do reflect on this fact, of all the new, exotic technologies, fashions, foods, and drinks that foreigners
brought through Yokohama into Japan, perhaps beer
have made the greatest impact on the leisure habits of the average Japanese.