Without the creativity of Yohei Hanaya, the "father" of nigiri-sushi, coupled with the foresight of Matazaemon Nakano, who produced the essential ingredient of vinegar, the current "culture" of sushi might never have been born.
From the time these two men of excellence met and shared their talents, the history of sushi has developed over 170 years. As the taste of sushi has evolved, it has gained converts all over the world. The history of this modern "sushi boom" is directly tied to that of Mizkan.

Mr.Yohei Hanaya Self-portrait