【Food｜糀 Malted Rice】
A gentle scent of sweet malted rice permeates the store. Old inactive equipment, such as a cask for keeping soy sauce and a ladle, tell how long the business has been running. The store, which is making and selling Miso, malted rice and other fermented food products, was established in 1520. This, the oldest shop in Fukui Prefecture, is located in the centre of Fukui City, the area of which used to be called ‘Ichijo-machi’. It is an old place name which came from ‘Ichijo-dani’, the base for the Asakura clan who controlled the area during the Sengoku period (late 15th Century to 16th Century). ‘Since our family also succeeded the family crest of Mitsumori Mokko, which has been passed down the female lines of Asakura family, I was told that we might have been in the family line of a senior vassal of the Asakura family’ says Hisaji, the 18th generation owner of the store. . ...
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