D 254 369
Miso Company Ltd.
Miso is a paste
used for sauces, pickling vegetables or meats and mixing with dashi soup stock to serve as miso
soup (misoshiru). There are
three types of miso: mamemiso (only made by soya beans),
beans and fermenting rice) and mugimiso
(soya beans and barley). In the town of Okazaki,
on Hatchô (8th) Street, is the home of Hatchô Miso Company, makers of the most revered miso
in all Japan for five centuries. In huge 200-year-old cedar casks the
miso does slowly (2 to 3 years) and naturally ferment.