Museum of Commercial History, Osaka University of Commerce
In the Edo era, the merchant town Osaka where all sorts of goods from all around the world gathered was called "The Kitchen of the Nation."
Furthermore, these merchants did not just trade goods, but they also would fund daimyos, having country-spanning financial influence.
The economy in Japan during the Edo era would have been nothing without Osaka.
At this museum, the activities of Osaka merchants during this time are explained in a systematic way.
Being right next to Osaka with its economical formidability in the background, you will be able to learn about the history of how Kawachi prospered with the cultivation of goods for trade such as cotton.
This museum is the best place for learning about the history of Japan’s old merchant towns.