ABOUTWhat's MIM

An interactive museum where you can learn
about Mizkan's history as a vinegar manufacturer,
and about the charm of Japanese food.

Located in Handa, the birthplace of Mizkan,
the MIZKAN MUSEUM (MIM) showcases the Mizkan Group’s past, present, and future in a scenic setting along the canal.
MIM is centered on the themes of tradition, innovation, and the environment.
The museum’s purpose is to pass on to future generations the history of our vinegar making,
fermentation techniques, and craftsmanship, as well as the appeal of Japanese food culture.
MIM aims to be a hands-on and interactive museum where visitors learn, have fun, and come back again.

HISTORYHISTORY

2015

November

MIZKAN MUSEUM (MIM)
opens

MIZKAN MUSEUM (愛称 MIM) オープン

2016

March

Senya, a pure sake lees vinegar,
launches as a MIM
exclusive limited edition

Senya, a pure sake lees vinegar, launches as a MIM exclusive limited edition

May

Unveils "Water Planet" art installation

Unveils 'Water Planet' art installation

October

100,000th visitor!

100,000th visitor!

November

Receives Japan Sign Design
Association Award Grand Prize

Receives Japan Sign Design Association Award Grand Prize

2017

June

Receives the Townscape
Grand Prize
from the Ministry of Land,
Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Receives the Townscape Grand Prize from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

June

Receives a TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence

Receives a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2018

July

Re-opens after
renovations with new MIM Hall

Re-opens after renovations with new MIM Hall

2020

July

Receives Public
Buildings Award of Excellence

Receives Public Buildings Award of Excellence