We strive to make genuine things utilizing the gifts of nature.

Thank you for visiting the Takata Shoten web site. We at Takata Shoten have continued to devote ourselves to utilizing the local gifts of nature to create non-mass-produced genuine flavors in the production of our delicious soy sauce, miso, and yuzu products, using methods unchanged since our establishment 80 years ago in the Kihoku region of Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku.

Having walked along with the local nature for all this time, we feel that by maintaining the same flavors from long ago and delivering these to our customers we are repaying our debt to nature, and this is an important mission to us. In order to continue to develop along with the region, we are currently training local farmers in efforts to cultivate safe and delicious yuzu as well.For the region, for those we work side by side with, and for the smiling faces of our customers at their dining tables.

As we go forward creating products which have been loved for a long time by many people, we take very seriously the earnestness and honesty of anufacturing,


First generation Ryoshiro Takata establishes Takata Shoten
Shop is moved to Chikanaga
Second heir, Shigenari Takata takes charge
Begins sale of "Yuzu no Sato Ponzu Shoyu"
Begins sale of "Yuzu no Sato Royale"
Exhibits products at displays in department stores, etc.
Completion of new manufacturing plant
Completion of new shop
Third heir, Tetsuya Takata takes charge


Company name: Takada Shoten Co., Ltd.
Established: 1932
Capital stock: 3.5 million yen
Number of employees: 30
Location: 1022 Chikanaga, Kihoku,
Kitauwa District, Ehime Prefecture
TEL: 81-895-45-3333
FAX: 81-895-45-3002



Introduction of Kihoku (home of yuzu)
The town of Kihoku, where Takata Shoten is located, is a small town
in the Nanyo region of Ehime prefecture, which is in the Shikoku region of Japan,
with a population of about 11,000 people.
Located around the source of the Shimanto River, the clearest in Japan,
the area is blessed with abundant nature and greenery and surrounded by mountains.
In Kihoku, the lives of the people are intertwined with nature.
Most of the people work in jobs related to nature such as agriculture and forestry,
and the children play in the rivers and mountains.
It has a unique and rich food culture which utilizes the materials which can be harvested
from the surrounding area, and various traditional events are held year-round such
as "Imotaki" and the "Ushi-oni festival".
And most important is the natural scenic beauty which can be seen throughout
the four seasons and which could be called the original untouched scenery of Japan.
It heals the hearts and minds of the people who live in Kihoku.