Ito Shoten is a 200 plus year old tamari and miso company nestled in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture. Currently run by the spry Tomijiro Ito (ninth generation) and his grandson (eleventh generation), Ito Shoten uses traditional methods to turn Japan-grown whole soybeans into tamari and miso.
Produced from only Japanese-grown soybeans and natural sea salt, slowly aged for three years in cedar casks, the tamari has a thick, caramel-like, smoky, meaty, deep umami flavor that is well balanced, not very salty. We recommend that you do not cook with this special brew, just use as a dipping sauce and/or brush on meats, fish or whatever you prefer.
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