These exceptional misos are truly the "cremé de la cremé" when it comes to Japanese hand-crafted food.
Honoring the traditional Japanese family name of George Ohsawa, we chose to introduce these excellent misos under the name "Sakurazawa," meaning "River of Cherry Blossoms." The name is almost as exquisite as the miso inside. Made exclusively for the Ohsawa Japan Company, using the time-honored traditions and recipes passed down through generations of miso makers, Ohsawa's brew master has long been committed to making the highest quality misos in small batches. The shop located in Kami-izumi (village of God's spring) is ideal. Not only is its renowned spring the source of the purest mountain water, but also the village shares a commitment to sustainable agriculture and to the environment. The finest yuuki grown soybeans and grains harvested from local farms are combined with water from the mountaintop spring and special washed Oshima Island "umi no sei" sea salt to produce Sakurazawa Misos. We are particularly pleased to exclusively offer you some of the finest crafted miso in all of Japan. Also, made with "umi no sei" sea salt and offered by the Ohsawa Company is Sakurazawa Soy Sauce listed on page 14 and Sakurazawa Pickles on Page 42 for you real connoisseurs. Absolutely sensational products.
"Yukki-Grown" Tateshina Miso
"Yuuki" is a Japanese term that refers to "Nature Farming," a centuries old tradition of land stewardship and sustainable agriculture. The whole soybeans and barley used to make this miso are grown according to these ecological principles. The savory, full-bodied flavor of Tateshina Yuuki Barley Miso is a living remnant of old Japan. Only a miso master's commitment to the authentic traditional process and the finest ingredients can create such an exceptionally rich-flavored miso. Made in small, carefully crafted batches, Tateshina Barley Miso benefits from long, natural aging in cedar casks, making this superb miso an excellent choice for daily use. Enjoy this versatile miso year-round in soups, stews, bean dishes, sauces, dips and spreads. Unpasteurized. Aged 12 months.