Nowadays, soy sauce is generally manufactured by the quick method for which mash (moromi) is heated for aging. However, Igagoe’s naturally-brewed soy sauce is a fine product using the traditional method for which it is slowly fermented and aged for about 300 days in the seasonal heat and cold. Please enjoy “smooth” and “rich” soy sauce that is naturally brewed with “a lot of work” and “time”.
Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
1.8L/１L/450ml/200ml/Keep-Fresh Bottle 450ml
Made with ingredients slowly fermented and matured only in the seasonal heat and cold using the old-style method.
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Whole Soybeans and Soy Sauce
This soy sauce features mild taste matured by natural brewing using 100% Japanese whole soybeans, 100% Japanese wheat and 100% Japanese salt. The color of the sauce is dark reddish brown and it has a flavor unique to Koikuchi soy sauce.
low-Salt Naturally-Brewed Soy Sauce
Keep-Fresh Bottle 450ml
Product made with ingredients slowly fermented and matured in the natural seasonal heat and cold using the traditional method is packed in the keep-fresh bottle. 25% of salt contained in the regular Koikuchi soya sauce (17.5%) is cut down (low salt). This is recommended to those who are concerned about salt intake.
Soy sauce for sashimi with mild taste based on the naturally-brewed soy sauce.
Soy sauce that’s good for your health
Keep-Fresh Bottle 150ｍl
It is said that gluten may cause the phenomenon that once you start you can’t stop eating! This soy sauce is good for those who wish to refrain from taking gluten and are allergic to wheat.
Alcohol – Free Soy Sauce
Keep-Fresh Bottle 150ml
Product made with ingredients slowly fermented and matured in the natural seasonal heat and cold using the traditional method is packed in the keep-fresh bottle. This is featured by less than 0.1 % of alcohol and 20% of salt contained in the regular Koikuchi soya sauce (17.5%) is cut down (low salt).
This is mild soya sauce that many people can use.
Soy sauce takes alcoholic fermentation in the aging process. Moreover, a certain amount of alcohol may be added to enhance its shelf life, and the commercially available soya sauce contains average amount of alcohol of about 2.82% (*1).
Calculated from the average value on the analysis table for Koikuchi pure-brewed soy sauce in the “Study and Technology of Soy Sauce (40 NO.1, 63 (2014), (41, NO.2, 162 (2015), (42 NO5, 365 (2016) issued by Japan Soy Sauce Technology Center Foundation
Soy Sauce for Egg with Rice
Savory soy sauce made with naturally-brewed soy sauce with soup stock from bonito, mackerel and kombu tangle added generously and seasoned with Japanese sweet sake and sugar .
Since the old time, in November when soy beans are harvested, the families in Iga soaked the harvested soy beans in the water, steamed them well and made “Misotama” weighing about 1 kg, and hanged with a rope over Kamado, the Japanese-style oven, and hanged it until next April in order to breed natural yeast.
It will be smoked over a kamado oven for about half a year and Koji mold is multiplied, and then Tamamiso are crushed and done in the salted water. This will finish the making of delicious “Tamamiso” that is naturally brewed with 100% Koji mold.
“Tamamiso”, whose taste has been handed down now, is made in each family’s own method by adding Koji malt to each of the Japanese soy beans and rice. If we take time to brew it naturally in the seasonal heat and cold in Iga, Koji malt does all the job in the “natural” way that people are not able to do.
Family Traditional Tamamiso / Naturally-brewed Miso
amily Traditional Tamamiso 750g／Naturally-brewed Miso 500g
It is miso mixed well with rice malt miso and finished in smooth taste with “Tamamiso” which is naturally brewed in the unique way for which the mold is added to both soy beans and rice as a base.
Miso Match Sauce
All-round miso sauce that goes with anything based on the “naturally-brewed miso” that is matured naturally for a long term with the Japanese whole soybeans and Japanese rice as its ingredients.
For Igagoe’s pickles and edible wild plants Tsukudani, we have made the most of the ingredients by using our selected naturally brewed “soy sauce” and naturally brewed “Tamamiso” and have pursued the deliciousness. Especially Igagoe pickles are the ones that have been passed on to the people in Iga from the old time. The seed is taken out from the small oriental pickling melon which is Iga’s special product, stuffed with chopped perilla leaves and seeds, ginger, and Daikon radish into it and pickled in our selected condiments. They are the great pickled products that have been passed on to in Iga from the old time. Its taste from the old days unique in the village of Ninja “Iga” still goes with drinks, teas and rice. Please enjoy the traditional taste.
Pickled Products of the village of Ninja: Igagoe Pickles
“Igagoe Pickles” are light salt flavored specialty pickles that have been handed down from the old times.
It is pickled with our committed “naturally-brewed soy sauce” and family traditional “Tamamiso moromi”.
Items permitted by Islamic law are called halal. In short, they are the ingredients and dishes permitted for eating by the Islamic law. On the contrary, those prohibited to eat are called Haram.
The products have been certified and received the “Halal certification” based on the Islamic law by Japan Halal Association as well as in Malaysia and Singapore.
Halal Soy Sauce
Keep-Fresh Bottle 200ml
This is a soy sauce that babies, children and nursing mothers in Islamic areas can use without any worries.
Sukiyaki Sauce for Halal Beef
This sauce is used for various purposes, not only for Sukiyaki but also for Teriyaki chicken and Sauce of Rice, and loved by people around the world.
Fermented Sweet Rice Milk
This is the drink for health-conscious women, which we stick to the natural mild sweetness of rice and malted rice without using sugar or salt.
We “the employees engaging in manufacturing” are also the consumers.
“We want to buy good products at more reasonable prices.” This feeling is universal.
“Soy sauce and Miso” we manufacture are something that are used in everyday life, so we think “the better products at more reasonable prices” are the products that are most sought for.
We set the idea of “product manufacturing that is good, safe, and satisfactory to our customers” as our manufacturing principle, and we add our company’s basic principle of “the value of natural brewing” to that, to deliver our products to your dining tables.
In the climate of scenic Iga in Mie Prefecture, slowly, without haste, and carefully …
We, Igagoe Co., Ltd. will make efforts every day to manufacture the products that will satisfy our customers.
The orange line means “thanks to the Sun (nature)”, and the green line means “thanks to the agricultural products”.
- Over 140 years of business thanks to our customers support. Igagoe has been keeping the natural brewing method from the old days.
- Igagoe’s manufacturing is certified by the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications as the way to make attractive hometown.
How to make Igagoe’s
naturally-brewed soy sauce.
|Name of Company||Igagoe Co., Ltd.|
|Established in||in 1873|
|Address||7-2-1 Yumegaoka, Iga City, Mie Pref. 518-0131|
|Capital Fund||6.9 million yen (as of 2015)|
|Number of Employees||103 employees (as of 2015)|
|Address||2667-1 Uenokayamachi, Iga City, Mie Pref.
|Address||7-2-1 Yumegaoka, Iga City, Mie Pref.
Headquarters (except for the main factory and wholesale division)
|Address||1560 Ueno Ebisumachi, Iga City, Mie Pref.