Ishibashiya (konjac store)
The crunchy texture and rich flavor. That’s the feature of konjac which has been passed down at Ishibashiya founded in 1877 (Meiji 10). At Ishibashiya, konjac was made by a classic method called Bata-neri which is rarely used today.
As a matter of fact, due to labor shortage, automatic machines were brought in and most of the konjac producing processes were handled by machines for a period of time. “I hated to be said, “Your konjac used to be delicious.””, says the fourth owner, Mr. Wataru Ishibashi. One day, he visited a major konjac manufacture which sticks to producing konjac by hand and keenly realized the importance of making it by hand. With a strong will to produce konjac only by hand, he discarded all the machines.
After that, in order to let people know the flavor of hand-made konjac, he had visited stores without appointment and sold konjac. Now, Ishibashiya’s konjac is not only sold at department and high-grade grocery stores throughout Japan but also exported to overseas as a healthy, calorie-free food. By American buyers, he is honorably called as Mr. Konjac!
|Address||837-0902 529 Kamiuchi, Omuta City|
|Fees||Authentic Hand-made Konjac: 230 yen
Sashimi Konjac: 220 yen
*No sales at the factory / Please purchase the products at Michi-no-Eki Omuta Hana Plus Kan Roadside Station.
|Access||A 7 minute drive from the Nankan Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway|
|Times Available||Please inquire for tour in advance.|
|Genre||Specialties and Souvenirs (Products and Specialties) Souvenir Shops (Products and Specialties)|
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