What is Ochazuke Nori ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #56

Quotation Sauce:Nagatanien webpage

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This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Ochazuke Nori’ ??

I want to know it !

This page is
  • To introduce ‘Ochazuke Nori’ well known in Japan
  • To clear your question about it

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Ochazuke Nori’, as popular Japanese donut restaurant and to clear your question about it.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Introduction of ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Line-up
    • Price
    • Special products, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘Ochazuke Nori’ ?

Quotation Sauce:nagatanien webpage

‘Ochazuke Nori’ is long seller product of Nagatani-en in Japan.

‘Ochazuke’ means Japanese cuisine, white rice soaked with tea, and ‘Nori’ means seaweed. We can eat ‘Ochazuke’ with this product very easily. Putting ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in white rice, then soak with tea.

This product is most famous ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in Japan.

Introduction of Ochazuke Nori
  • Producer is ‘Nagatani-En’
  • For ‘Ochazuke’ as Japanese cuisine
  • Putting on white rice, then soak with tea
  • Colorful package is the trademark

Deep Diving into Ochazuke Nori in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

‘Ochazuke Nori’ has 70 years of history in Japan.

  • 1952 Released by Nagatani-en
  • 1970 ‘Sake Chazuke’ was released (Sake=Salmon)
  • 1972 ‘Umeboshi Chazuke’ was released
  • 2012 Total sales over 14 billion package

‘Ochazuke Nori’ was released in 1952 by Nagatani-En. As competitors released similar products, ‘Ochazuke Nori’ became common noun in Japan.

Reference : nagatanien webpage

There are mainly 4 types of ‘Ochazuke Nori’ as products of Nagatanien in Japan

  • Normal
  • Sake-Chazuke (Salmon)
  • Umeboshi-Chazuke (Japanese pickled plum)
  • Wasabi-Chazuke
  • Tarako-Chazuke (Cod Roe)

Reference : nagatanien webpage

‘Ochazuke Nori’ is available in various places in Japan

  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Drugstores

Author’s research in Yokohama city

The price of ‘Ochazuke Nori’ is around JPY 240 per package.

  • Normal Ochazuke Nori (8 bags)
  • Sake-Chazuke (6 bags)
  • Umeboshi-Chazuke (6 bags)
  • Wasabi-Chazuke (6 bags)
  • Tarako-Chazuke (6 bags)

Author’s research in Yokohama city

There are special ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in limited areas in Japan. Local products are used as ingredients of ‘Ochazuke Nori’ in each areas.

It is nice as souvenirs to family, friends, in domestic travel in Japan.

  • ‘Uni & Kani’ in Hokkaido (sea urchin & crab)
  • ’Hida Gyu’ in Gifu (Hida beef)
  • ’Nozawa-na’ in Nagano (Nozawana green)
  • ’Ebi & Buri’ in Hokuriku (shrimp & yellowtail)
  • ‘Shinzaike & Mibuna’ in Kyoto (Kyoto pickles)
Sauce:nagatanien webpage

Reference : nagatanien webpage


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