KATAGUCHI-YA is located in Imizu city in the center of Toyama prefecture. Yasunosuke Kataguchi founded KATAGUCHI-YA in 1830. He spread a brewing method of dark soy sauce that he learned in Edo throughout the Hokuriku region where only the Kansai-style light soy sauce had been available. After that, he started brewing miso. In addition to modern fast brewing methods, we also focus on naturally brewed products using only domestic rice, Toyama soybeans and natural ingredients.
KATAGUCHI-YA has worked together with the local community to inherit the traditional techniques and flavors with the motto of “safety and security”. We continue to take on the challenge of producing products unique to Toyama such as fish sauce and fish miso made from the buri (yellowtail) of Toyama. We will continue to learn and produce together with the people of the local community to bring the flavors of Toyama to the whole country and the world.
|1825||Yasunosuke Kataguchi moved to Edo to learn soy sauce production|
|1830||Yasunosuke moved back from Edo and founded KATAGUCHI-YA|
|1955||KATAGUCHI-YA’s first sale was successful attracting a large crowd of people|
|1997||Started selling natural miso|
|Apr. 2002||Started selling marudaizu (whole soybean) soy sauce|
|Nov. 2002||Started selling yuzu-based miso|
|Feb. 2014||Started selling buri soy sauce as the first company in Japan to do so|
|Aug. 2018||Started selling buri miso|
|Location||6362 Hibari aramachi, Imizu,
Toyama 939-0351 Japan
|Toll‐free number||+81 120-16-4331|
|Holiday||Wednesday, Weekends & National Holidays|
We cultivate crops inherited in the region by utilizing food waste. We contribute to society by collecting yellowtail entrails from fresh fish shops and effectively utilizing the residues from the fish soy sauce production process in this initiative.
Kosugi Station on the Ainokaze-Toyama Railway Line
2 stops, 10 minutes from Toyama Station by local train bound for Takaoka/Kanazawa.
2 stops, 8 minutes from Takaoka Station by local train bound for Toyama
10-minute walk along the Gejou River from the main exit of Kosugi Station.
Approx. 10 minutes from the Kosugi Interchange on the expressway.
Go straight north from Taikoyama Land and turn right at the three-way intersection in front of the prefectural university.
Passing by Kosugi junior high School and Kamosha, cross the railroad tracks and old Route 8 just before crossing the Takadera Bridge, and it will be on your right.