Store History
It is thanks to our ancestors・・・
that we can continue to live now・・・
 
1901 The Store was founded in South Furano city.
 
1965 The store was moved to it's present location in Sapporo city.
 
1976 Ownership of store passed on to the 4th generation (current owner).
 
1982 Store was remodeled to allow for growing inventory and popularity.
 
1994 Store changed from family grocery/sake store to specialized sake retailer.
 
Company name progression:
『熊田商店』(Kumada Shouten) →『裕多加ショッピング』
(Yutaka shopping) →『銘酒の裕多加』(Meishu no Yutaka)
 
1st generation -  熊田  栄次 (Eiji Kumada)
2nd generation - 熊田 栄一 (Eiichi Kumada)
3rd generation - 熊田 辰美 (Tatsumi Kumada)
4th generation - 熊田 裕一 (Hirokazu Kumada)
5th generation - 熊田 ○○ (○○ Kumada)
 
   
昔の店内
The interior of the original store in
South Furano city.
(At this time, even pots, pans, and stovepipes where sold at the store.)
The outside of the original store,
and the surrounding area.
(The original store appears to have been located along national highway 38)
 
3rd generation owners
Tatsumi and Miyako
The original Kumada Shouten in Sapporo.
 
Kumada shouten's delivery wagon.
3rd gen. owner Tatsumi driving.
1982- The temporary side entrance to the store, while the current storefront was under construction.
 
The inside of the newly remodeled store. At this time the shop's name was changed to "Yutaka Shopping."
"I want to help enrich people's lives" Was the thought that the name "Yutaka" was based upon.
Meishu no Yutaka today.