Please be careful about similar products of Hatcho miso
Origin of the name Hatcho miso
Hatcho miso is so named because it was made in Hatcho-cho, which is located 8 streets west of Okazaki Castle. Okazaki Castle was the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the military commander who established samurai culture in Japan over 400 years ago.
In that area, two miso breweries, “Maruya” and “Kakukyu,” still produce Hatcho miso. Hatcho miso is so old that it was not registered as a trademark, so in recent years general miso breweries using this name have appeared.
Although it is not illegal to use Hatcho miso as a product name, the manufacturing method for non-genuine products is completely different from that of genuine Hatcho miso. Therefore, the taste and aroma of non-genuine products are completely different from genuine products.
When purchasing Hatcho miso, we recommend choosing one with the name “Maruya” or “Kakukyu” on it.