Note: Interesting Fridays are for sharing interesting things I’ve seen in and around Tokyo.
Grocery shopping is my current favorite hobby. I can spent inordinate amounts of time inside and not buy anything. Some times though, I find it irresistible to try out Japanese goods (as you can see below!)
Kikkoman is a very interesting Japanese company. DrG is even fascinated with its logo which is said to be the the kamon of the owner. Other sites explain the logo as well.
“…he gave his shoyu the brand name Kikkoman, a term composed of three characters: ki, the character for “tortoise, represents longevity and good luck;” ko means “top quality;” and man mean “ten thousand.” Thus the name might be translated as “good luck and fine quality for 10,000 years.” Kikko, however, can also refer to the octagonal marks on the turtle’s shell; thus the Kikkoman logo or symbol was chosen to be an octagon with the character for “ten thousand” inside it.” (Source)
The official website explains their design concept as well.
Anyway, the company has diversified into many other things including juices!
How does it taste like? Good and refreshing! It doesn’t have added sugar though which is great! Other flavors available (saw 3 others!)
See Kikkoman for other interesting articles on Japanese cooking!