We have manufactured Shigure clam and Tsukudani (food boiled down in soy sauce) since 1935 and I am the 4th CEO. In Mie we have rich aquatic resources and Shigure clam has been manufactured in traditional way from over 300 years ago.
In Reiwa period we proudly release “Ai-no-megumi” lines, natural foods using high-grade seafood in Iseshima, one of the most famous seas in Japan, and will develop new market.
We’d like to protect traditional food culture in Japan and provide good and natural food products to our customers. Please enjoy our products.
Araki Kuniichi Syoten inc.
CEO Susumu Araki
|company name||Araki Kuniichi Syoten inc.|
|address||Minamifukusaki 1291-1, Kawagoe-cho, Mie-gun, Mie 510-8124 Japan|
|business guide||manufacture and sales of Shigure clam and Tsukudani|
|capital||ten million yen|
|number of employees||15 (as of May 2019)|
|1935||Established in Kawaramachi, Yokkaichi-shi, started peddling|
|1945||Stopped business because of the Pacific War|
|1948||Restarted business in Tomidaisshikicho, Yokkaichi-shi|
|1958||Built new factory|
|1965||Built another factory|
|1967||Built new warehouse in Makitamachi, Yokkaichi-shi|
|1981||Built another refrigerator and introduced vacuum packaging machine and metal detector|
|1981||Established Araki Kuniichi Syoten inc.|
|1984||Built warehouse in Fujicho, Yokkaichi-shi in 1984 and freezer in next year|
|2002||Built new factory in Kawagoemachi and introduced steam-boiler and boiling pasteurizer|
|2012||Introduced huge roaster in 2012|
|2017||Started selling Kuniichi original brand in 2017|
|2018||Started new business using products of Iseshima by Mie subsidy in 2018|
|2018||Developed new products by introducing drying machine and baking machine in 2018|
|2020||Started selling Ai-no-megumi lines in 2020|
Kuwana was 42nd post town in Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido and was the gate to Ise area, connected by “Shichiri-no-watashi”, which was the only ocean route in Tokaido.
Home of “Shigure clam” is near Ibi River, Akasuka port (both located near Kuwana-shi) and people started manufacturing Shigure clam from about 1690, in Edo era.
Shigure clam had better clam taste and better keeping quality so it was very famous for souvenir.
We put boiled and stripped clams in large pan and boil them down in soy sause in traditional way, which is called “Fukashini” to make Shigure clam.
We add chopped ginger to give a better flavor.
Shigure clam in Kuwana is soft and tasty clam product with soy sauce flavor, made by traditional way from Edo era.
Minamifukusaki 1291-1, Kawagoe-cho, Mie-gun, Mie 510-8124 Japan