The Belvedere Palace—you know, the one in Imabari (Photo: Rod Walters)

Nihon Shokken's Factory in Imabari

It's a bit 'shokken' when you first see it!

Anonymous   - 1 min read

Nihon Shokken is one of Japan’s premiere manufacturers of ham, sausages, sauces and seasonings, with a global distribution network. Their head office and factory are located on the Imabari seafront, but it’s not your usual giant windowless shed—it’s a replica of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, complete with green roof and statuary. You can make a reservation to tour the plant and museum, or take a turn around the amusing and pleasant garden.


Anonymous @rod.walters__archived

I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....