Born into a printmaking family in Tokyo’s Shimbashi district in the late 1960s, Ryosuke Kunisawa recalls childhood memories from the shop: cleaning the rollers on their original Heidelberg cylinder press and hand-carving woodblock print greeting cards to send out each New Year’s.

Unlike some families in Japan that see each generation rededicate itself to a singular craft, however, the Kunisawas have not always been printers. And since taking over the company mantle himself, the latest scion has opened up a new line of business: home-brewed beer.