Ota Residence located in Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref. was a residence of the Nakamura family, who brewed and sold the town’s regional product, Homeishu (Japanese sweet herbal liquors), from the middle of the 17th century to the early 19th century. The main building stands in the southeastern corner of a vast site surrounded by alleys, along which other eight buildings including storehouses used for brewing liquors stand side by side. The white-walled storehouses look very impressive. These buildings were all built in the late Edo period (from the late 18th century to the early 19th century). The buildings as well as their interior are preserved well enough to show the atmosphere of the Edo period sake brewing store. These buildings form an important part of the historical neighborhood of Tomonoura. The residence was handed over to the Ota family in the Meiji period.
- 842 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan 720-0201
- Remains of Ota Residence