Archive for March, 2010

Otokomae Tofu: Interview with Founder and CEO Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito

Otokomae Tofu: Interview with Founder and CEO Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito
In the last 30 years, two-thirds of the tofu producers in Japan have gone out of business. Seven years ago Shingo ‘Johnny’ Ito started Otokomae Tofu, moved to Kyoto to take over a bankrupt tofu factory and now has a total of 3 production facilities in Japan. Otokomae Tofu is surely the best known national tofu brand in Japan. Otokomae…

Kyoto Otokomae Tofu: Popular Products Review

Kyoto Otokomae Tofu: Popular Products Review
Say hello to my favorite tofu brand: Otokomae Tofu. Otokomae Tofu is a Kyoto company, new and successful, but not an old and established shinise. It is now a well-known brand throughout the country even with some distribution abroad, but it is a very un-Kyoto company. While Otokomae Tofu may be un-Kyoto, I think that it breathes some needed…

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