Miso and Soy Sauce Brewery with 250 years of history
Founded in 1755, this is a well established store covering 12 generations including the current owner. Since its inception, they have continued to brew soy sauce and ”miso” for more than 250 years. Wakaki Shoten’s flagship product, ”Wakaki Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce” is a gem, made from top quality local Aizu soybeans. ”Wakaki Handmade Kura Miso” also uses soybeans from Aizu. Everything has been carefully made with local ingredients, and the taste is rooted in local culture. The history of 250 years is also visible in the storefront.
A nostalgic Showa House
”Wakaki Showakan” also has a nostalgic feel with traditional candy and other sundries on display. The former soy sauce factory with the fermenting room or ”muro” was transformed into a candy and Japanese goods store. The inside of the store had a definite retro feel, and one can’t help feeling nostalgic. Behind the store master, Shinichiro Kabuki, hung a wooden sign board which used to be on the storefront of the original Wakaki Shoten. Needless to say, the letters were written from the right. (Closed in winter.)
- Wakaki Shoten Co., Ltd.
- 4786 3-chome, Kitakata, Fukushima