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Mar 12, 2023 People
Tomomi Noguchi – Sharing Itoshima’s Good Things with the Rest of Japan
Tomomi Noguchi, who runs the Coconoki store in Itoshima City, has been promoting the good things that Itoshima has to offer to people outside the area even before...
Dec 23, 2022 People
Kohji Baba – Enriching the lives of locals
Yamasue is a mentaiko company whose headquarters and factory are located in Itoshima City. Company president Kohji Baba enthusiastically states that "more can be done to enhance th...
Oct 24, 2022 People
Kohji Yamagami – 6th Generation Soy Sauce Master
Funakoshi Fishing Port in Itoshima boasts the largest catch of wild sea bream in all of Japan. Funakoshi is also home to Kitai Shoyu, a soy sauce brewery that has been operating si...
Sep 5, 2022 People
Shinichiro Ueno – Linking Itoshima’s potential to the region’s abundance
Shinichiro Ueno, the owner of the Toyohisa-maru oyster hut in Shima-Kishi in Itoshima, proudly serves the rich and creamy Mirukugaki brand oysters. Carrying on an oyster farming op...
Aug 1, 2022 People
Chihiro Miyata – Portrait of an Itoshima Landscape Painter
With every painting, Miyata expands her horizons, and that’s what keeps her going. Mt. Kaya standing majestically beyond the waving wheat fields. The wind-rippled sea of Funakoshi....
Jun 22, 2022 People
Yoshifumi Nishihara – Ichiriki Sushi
Yoshifumi Nishihara (“Yoshi”) wears many hats. As the second generation owner of Ichiriki Sushi, a sushi restaurant that has been in Itoshima for nearly half a century...
Jun 1, 2022 People
moqu c0mo (Moku Como)
Yuichi Komoda is the owner of the woodworking studio moqu c0mo. Using cedar and cypress logs with the bark still attached, he creates his Forest Pots, flowerpots hollowed out with ...
Apr 15, 2022 People
Makoto & Waka Yamamoto – Toraki Vegetables
Colorful, fresh vegetables and an eye-catching logo. Toraki, in Itoshima, is located in a farmhouse that stands out from the crowd with its stylish design and messaging...