Kikkoman Shoyu | Soy Sauce with largest share in Japan, essential item in Japanese cuisine, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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  • What is ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan
  • History of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan
  • Various products of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan
  • Brief comments by webmaster

This page is to help the people :

  • Who like Japan !
  • Who are interested in Japanese culture
  • Who want to enjoy Japanese Foods !

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan

You may get knowledge of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan, as well as Japanese have, after reading of this article. Have fun !

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SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.

What is ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’

quotation source : https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/kikkoman/tokumaru-maroyaka/index.html

‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ is most famous soy sauce in Japan. Shoyu means ‘soy sauce’ and ‘Kikkoman’ is the company name.’ Kikkoman’ has largest share, around 30%, in Japanese soy sauce market. ‘Kikko (turtle shell, Hexagon)’ & ‘Man (in Kanji word)’ is the trademark of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’.

Basic knowledge of ’Kikkoman Shoyu’

  • Very famous Soy sauce in Japan
  • Kikkoman is a name of manufacturer
  • Largest share, approximately 30% in Japan
  • The logo Kikko + Man is trademark
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Soy Sauce is essential item in Japanese life.

History of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’

quotation source : https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/kikkoman/syouyu/lineup/marudaizu.html

In 1917, a company as predecessor of ‘Kikkoman’ was established in Noda in Chiba, where is the . major production area of soy sauce. In 1925, unified 4 Shoyu manufacturer in Noda area, and 1927, brand name of soy sauce was fixed as Kikkoman. In 1961, great design, Glass bottle soy sauce was released.

History of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’

  • 1917 Predecessor company established
  • 1927 Brand name changed to ‘Kikkoman’
  • 1949 Registered in stock market
  • 1961 Glass soy sauce bottle was released
  • 2018 Glass bottle registered as 3D trademark
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‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ has approximately 100 years of history in Japan !

Various Products of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’

quotation source : https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/brand/ouchicafegohan/index.html

‘Kikkoman’ make various kinds of soy sauce in Japanese market, different colors (dark, light, white), concentration of salt, purpose and ingredients, packages, etc. We can buy various products of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ , as per purpose and situation, in supermarkets, convenience stores, etc.

Various types of ‘Kikkoman Shoyu’

  • Various options of ‘Kikkoman’ in Japan
    • Package and size
    • Colors of soy sauce
    • Concentration of salt
    • Purpose (for Sashimi)
    • Adding ingredients (kelp, skipjack, oyster, etc)
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Various Soy Sauces are available in Kikkoman products !

Summary

In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows

‘Kikkoman Shoyu’ in Japan

  • Soy sauce with largest share in Japan
  • Products are with Hexagonal Trademark
  • Started sales with name of ‘Kikkoman’ in 1927
  • Variety of line-up, volume, purpose, adding ingredients, etc

Postscript

That’s all today.
How was the content today ?

‘Kikkoman shoyu’ is standard item in Japanese life. Actually, I always have stock in my kitchen. I suppose that this product is essential for Japanese cuisine. I really like design of glass bottle of Kikkoman Shoyu. It remains unchanged since my childhood.

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Thank you very much for your reading today and see you again !

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