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05 Nankan somen / Saruwatari Seimenjo

Hand-stretched somen noodles like thread “I want to make Nankan Somen and Nankan Town more exciting.” Nankan somen / Saruwatari Seimenjo Nankan Somen is made in Nankan Town in the northwestern part of Kumamoto Prefecture. It is said to have a history of 250 or 300 years, and in the Edo period, it was offered by the clan to the shogunate. We interviewed Mr. Shunsuke Kanasaka who is a president of Saruwatari Seimenjo. Shunsuke Kanasaka Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1983. Worked at a hotel and an Italian restaurant, and at a soba restaurant. Learned how to make Nankan Somen […]

04 Soy sauce Hashimoto Shoyu Inc.

Soy sauce born in the castle town of Kumamoto“We keep changing to preserve the traditional taste.” Soy sauce/Hashimoto Shoyu Inc. We interviewed Mr. Yasutaka Hashimoto, the fifth generation of Hashimoto Shoyu, which was established in Shinmachi, a castle town in Kumamoto, and has been making soy sauce and miso for traditional Japanese restaurants for many years. Yasutaka Hashimoto Born in 1983. Fifth generation of Hashimoto Shoyu Inc.. After graduating from university, he worked for a food wholesale company before joining Hashimoto Shoyu Inc.. Spent about six months as a research student in the Department of Brewing at Tokyo University of […]