Yamaki Jozo is located at the foot of a beautiful mountain where they get the pristine spring water for making their shoyu. Produced from only Japanese-grown soybeans, wheat and natural sea salt, this beautiful, light, almost rose-colored shoyu delivers in every way.
It is extremely well balanced, has mild saltiness, sweet fruitiness and is deep with umami. Please refrigerate once open.
Made in Saitama, Japan
Ingredients: water, organic soybeans, organic wheat, sea salt, koji
Weight: 500 ml
The Producer - Opened in 1902, Yamaki Jozo produces soy sauce in Kamikawa, Saitama Prefecture. Run by 5th generation Kitani-san and his siblings, Yamaki Jozo adheres to traditional methods and takes great care in making their products.
They use pristine ingredients including Japan-grown whole soybeans, wheat and water that comes from a natural spring at the top of a local mountain. Over 20 years ago they built a pipe from the top of a local mountain to their factory in order to secure their supply of the clear, natural spring water.
These ingredients are used to produce the pride of the company - their 'soul' they say - the moromi (mash). This moromi is aged for 2 years in traditional cedar barrels. Their soy sauce is so highly regarded that it is presented annually to the Emperor of Japan.