Where we source our ingredients​

We like local.​​

We prefer to source our produce locally. The shorter the distance, the better it is for the environment ​​
and Japan has no shortage of passionate farmers dedicated to creating only the best ingredients.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. Hokkaido is well-known for the high quality of food. Seafood and dairy are amongst the most well-known ingredients.
Hokkaido has nearly one fourth of Japan's total arable land.

It ranks first in the nation in the production of a host of agricultural products, including wheat, soybeans, potatoes, sugar beet, onions, pumpkins, corn, raw milk, and beef. Hokkaido also accounts for 22% of Japan's forests with a sizable timber industry.

The prefecture is also first in the nation in production of marine products and aquaculture.


Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait. It borders Akita and Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu.

Aomori Prefecture is Japan's largest producer of apples.

Aomori hosts many festivals throughout the seasons, through which you can get a feeling of the lives of the people. The festivals include the Aomori Nebuta-matsuri Festival and the Hirosaki Neputa-matsuri Festival (which illuminates the skies of short summer nights in Aomori), the Iwaki Oyama Pilgrimage in Hirosaki City (a festival that adds poetic charm to the autumn in Tsugaru), and Hachinohe Enburi in Hachinohe City (a traditional winter festival to wish for prosperity and a good harvest).


Iwate prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Honshu island and contains the island’s easternmost point. Iwate is blessed with agricultural resources because of a large amount of arable land and a favorable climate. Iwate’s Sanriku coastline is a ria coast structure, meaning it’s a jagged coastline dotted with many bays and inlets. This provides a quiet, gentle marine environment that encourages the formation of underwater reefs, which in turn invites a treasure trove of wildlife to the area.  



Nagano prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chubu region on the island of Honshu, Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chuo-Alps and Minami-Alps which extend into the neighboring prefectures. Also, Nagano is known as a Olympic City of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Nagano takes advantage of its diverse climate and altitude to grow a variety of products such as garden produce, rice and livestock.  



Tokyo is often referred to as a city or capital, but it is officially known and governed as a “metropolitan prefecture” which combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo. Much of the far west area of Tokyo is mountainous and unsuitable for urbanization. Most of the farmers or producers of Tokyo are usually located in this area.


Nara prefecture is in the Kansai region of Japan. Nara has the distinction of having more UNESCO World Heritage Listings than any other prefecture in Japan. Nara region is considered one of the oldest regions in Japan spanning thousands of years.