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Horaiya Honten Co., LTD



President's Message

We support healthy lives with koji.

For over 100 years, we have endeavored to attain superior quality, absolute safety and reliable consistency in our products. We want to spread the benefits of koji and are now strenghtening our foreign business to reach those who are abroad. While treasuring traditional koji culture, we hope to create new koji experiences to express the beauty of koji.

President Hiro Yaginuma
Hiro Yaginuma

Company Information

Company Horaiya Honten Co., LTD
Address 54-2 Kawakubo, Kanaya-aza, Tamura, Koriyama, Fukushima 963-0725 Japan
President Hiro Yaginuma
Founded October 5th, 1906
Established April 19th, 1953
Capital 20 Million Yen
Description of Business We are a koji rice malt manufacturer that has been implementing our traditional koji manufacturing technique for over 100 years. Our products are made using our delicate koji, which include amazake, miso, sagohachi picking base and variety miso such as kinzanji miso. We sell our products both domestically and internationally.
Main Bank Toho Bank Koriyama Nakanomachi Branch Mizuho Bank Koriyama Branch

Company History ~Horaiya's 100-year Story~

October 1906 Yutaro Yaginuma founded Horaiya as a Koji manufacturer. Develops Sagohachi pickling base.
April 1953 Becomes incorporated and begins full-scale production of miso.
1957 Develops Amazake.
November 1971 Builds a new factory in Tamura, Koriyama.
1975 Develops Japan’s First paste type instant miso.
1976 Develops Japan’s First cup type instant miso soup in 3 variations.
Oct 1993 Exports Sagohachi pickling base to Norway for marinating fish.
October 2001 Develops 「Straight Amazake」, unconcentrated amazake.
March 2002 Japan’s first company to introduce amazake chilled.
November 2003 Develops 「Straight Amazake」 in PET bottles.
September 2005 100 Year Anniversary
2006 Participates in 「Hong Kong SOGO Japan Food Event」 in Hong Kong.
September 2007 Builds new factory for amazake production.
April 2009 Awarded Monde Selection Silver Award for Hiyashi Amazake 350ml PET.
January 2012 Exhibits at 「Winter Fancy Food Show 2012」 in San Francisco, USA.
April 2012 Awarded Monde Selection Gold Award for Hiyashi Amazake 350ml PET.
September 2012 Exhibits at 「equipotel sp 2012」 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
January 2013 Exhibits at 「Winter Fancy Food Show 2012」 in San Francisco, USA for the 2nd time.
March 2013 Exhibits at 「The International Food & Drink Event (IFE 13)」 in London, UK.
July 2013 Conducts Shio Koji Cooking Class at Berkley, USA.
April 2015 Awarded Monde Selection Gold Award for Hiyashi Amazake 350ml PET (2nd time).
May 2016 Kosher Certification by Kosher London Beth-Din (KLBD).
April 2017 Awarded Monde Selection Gold Award for Hiyashi Amazake 350ml PET (3rd time).
October 2017 Exhibits at 「“Japan’s Food” Expo Fair —For Importers & International Buyers—」 in Chiba, Japan.
January 2018 Participated in 「JETRO Hong Kong Japan Food and Agriculture Export Fair 2018」 in Hong Kong.
April 2018 Obtains naming rights for Koriyama’s local arena, naming it 「Horaiya Koriyama General Gymnasium」.