Saikyo Miso originated in Kyoto in 1830, as the chosen miso manufacturer to the Imperial Palace. Their miso is known for its generous amount of rice malt and its sweetness due to its low sodium content.
With a focus on producing only the highest quality sake, Azumaichi brewery actually grow their own Yamada Nishiki rice to use in the production of their sake. This dedication has made them one of best known breweries in Kyushu.
In the years since Tosa Brewing Company's founding in 1877, Keigetsu has manufactured high-quality sake, using the finest soft water from the mountains in the Northern Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island.
Established in 1858, Take-no-Tsuyu which translates to bamboo dew, is surrounded by the Three Mountains of Dewa, whose natural waters flow down to provide the brewery with crystal clear soft mineral water.
Anything originally set up shop in 2000 as a manufacturer of T-shirts with kanji characters emblazoned upon them. Soon after starting, however, they switched to focusing on making Japanese-style aprons called maekake.
Kurochiku, based in Kyoto, is a manufacturer of high quality gifts and homewares. Their items reflect long-standing aspects of Japanese culture, including traditional patterns, textured cloths, and Kyoto craftsmanship.