Our Mission is to provide the best-quality miso into every household worldwide. Miyasaka Brewery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1662. It all began with Ihei Arimasa Miyasaka, the 12th head of the Miyasaka family, who started a brewery at the city of Kamisuwa, Nagano, Japan. For the next 300 years, Miyasaka spent tremendous amounts of time to create a perfect sake “Masumi,” which today is highly regarded for its aroma, body, and rich taste. One of the secrets of this popularity lies in the company’s successful development of a special high-quality yeast. In 1916, the company put its experience of making Masumi to the production of Miso, featuring the Miko-chan trademark. In 1968, the latest technology concepts were introduced and successfully applied to the development of freeze-dried products. By considering what we eat from a variety of different perspectives, the company has been able to develop a popular range of new products. Our goal is to introduce this traditional and healthy Japanese food worldwide, in the most casual and convenient way. What is Miso? Miso is a well balanced nutritious Japanese seasoning made with fermented soybeans, salt, and Koji. Miso comes in a variety of forms: Miso paste and Instant Miso soups. Miso paste: This type of miso is made of fermented soybeans, salt, and Koji. The paste could be used for a variety of ways: 1) soup base, 2) marinating sauce for meat, fish, and tofu. 3) salad dressing, and 4) dipping sauce. Instant Miso Soup: This type comes in two forms: powder and block. Instant Miso Soup normally has all the ingredients in the package itself such as tofu, seaweed, and garnish. The power instant miso soup usually has small tofu and garnish, however block miso soup has sizable tofu and ingredients.