Company Profile

Company Name Tokiwa Co., Ltd.
Representative Director Akio Shibasaki
Capital 25 million yen
Number of Employees 87
Business Food manufacturing
Main Products

Versatile vinegar (Benridesu), Okasan-no-aji (Mother’s cooking), Versatile Japanese soup stock (Eedashi), Versatile soy sauce (Nandemogotare),
Gyu-tori soup (beef and chicken soup), Kanisanbai, Kanisuki-no-dashi, Mamapon, Nabepon,
Tajima beef steak soy sauce, Tokiwa vinegar, Rakkyo vinegar
Kanro soy sauce, Light soy sauce, Dark soy sauce

Pear wine Rika-ichirin, Pear sparkling wine

Saba-heshiko (mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste)

Plum vinegar drink, Plum vinegar,
Plum confiture, Fruit pickling vinegar, Kinosaki vinegar
Mulberry drink, Black garlic drink

Head Office 735 Mitani, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo 669-6553
Tel +81 (0) 796-36-4001
Fax +81 (0) 796-36-2694
Business hours 8:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays)
Factory (Plum products) 405-2 Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo 669-6545

Company History

November 1912 The founder, Shibasaki Hirozo, started producing vinegar at Mori, Kasumi-cho, now the north side of the parking lot of Daijoji, Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho.
December 1927 Relocated to 405-2 Mori, Kasumi-cho (present: Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho)
Year 1953 Started production of soy sauce
August 3, 1974 Established Ajigan Co., Ltd., and started the processing of fish products
December 3, 1985 Licensed to produce pear wine
June 15, 1992 Changed the company name from Ajigan Co., Ltd., to Tokiwa Co., Ltd., and integrated its businesses
June 13, 1995 Capital increased to 12.5 million yen
March 4, 2002 Relocated to a new factory at Mitani, Kasumi-cho (present: Mitani, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho)
July 15, 2002 Capital increased to 25 million yen
September 6, 2006 Established Tokiwa Trading Co., Ltd. (independent from the Tokiwa mail-order division)
July 26, 2008 Opened the direct store, Kinosaki Vinegar, at Kiyamachi-kouji in the Kinosaki Onsen area
March 18, 2009 Awarded the Tajima Sangyo Grand Prize
Recognized for regional development and revitalization of the local economy through our advanced technical services
May 23, 2013 The plum workshop was renovated at 405-2 Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho
January 17, 2015 Tokiwa Co., Ltd., new building completed
May 5, 2015 Kitchen-Megumi cooking class started
September 4, 2015 Received the Kinki New Office Award in the 28th Nikkei New Office Awards
October 10, 2015 Opened Healthy Cafe, Sato-no-Kaze
May 2018 Opened Sato-no-Kaze Farm
July 2018 Won the second highest prize in Japan in the “Drinking Vinegar Ranking” by NIKKEI Plus 1 published by The Nikkei Shimbun
September 2019 Certified as “A company in Hyogo that promotes harmony between work and life”
March 2020 Certified as “2020 Health and Productivity (Small and Medium-sized Business)”