Factory


May 14, 2015

Todai Utensil Factory

by Yoko Kumano

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I’d like to start with a little background on the small town of Tsubame-Sanjo. This manufacturing town in Niigata Prefecture produces most of Japan’s stainless steel items.

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October 6, 2014

Visiting Asahi Copper Factory

by Kayoko Akabori

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When we voiced our wish to visit a few factories in Japan earlier this year, we didn’t realize that so many of them would be in the same town.

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June 5, 2014

TSG Hard Strong Glass Factory (Chiba)

by Yoko Kumano

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When Kayoko and I started choosing glassware for the shop, we wanted simple and functional glasses that would also look beautiful in any kitchen.

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April 16, 2014

Inside Yukiwa Barware Factory

by Kayoko Akabori

Our main objective for our trip to Japan (besides noodles and ekiben) was to visit the many factories where they make the bar and glassware we select for Umami Mart.

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March 22, 2011

Umamiventure #32: TCHO Chocolate Factory (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

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Photos by Travis LoDolce.

The history of chocolate-making in the Bay Area runs deep. Ghiradelli, Scharffen Berger, and Guittard are some of the big names in chocolate that started here, and the community of smaller, more artisinal chocolatiers continues to grow.

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