Our creed at Kokonoe Mirin has been "No changes" since our founder Nobuatsu Ishikawa-Hachirouemon the 22nd first started making mirin over 240 years ago. Slowly, over time, our molds do their work, the moromi trickles and the mirin is allowed to mellow. We believe that the genuine flavor of our mirin cannot emerge before its time.
Our job is to continue making our original mirin and to maintain our genuine flavor. This also means that we must maintain the flavor which long-established restaurants have come to expect and of which chefs can be proud. Today still, all of us at Kokonoe Mirin put our heart and soul into producing mirin that preserves unchanged the delicious flavor passed down for generations.