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Fundodai was founded in the 2nd year of the Meiji era. From our founding to the present, we have contributed to the local food culture through the manufacture and sale of our seasonings. Currently, Japanese food is attracting attention from all over the world and we will continue to share the taste of Fundodai not only within Japan but also to the rest of the world.

We are implementing general employer action plans and initiatives to support the balance between work and family life.
We practice health and productivity management based on initiatives by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that address local health issues and health promotion initiatives promoted by the Japan Health Conference.
At Fundodai, we are aware of the SDGs in all our activities and strive to create a sustainable society.

Meaning of Fundodai mark


Origin of the name

Founded in 1897 and reorganized into a joint-stock company in 1933. The name of the company was "Okubo Soy Sauce" taken from the family name founder, and the brand was "Fundodai" represented by the character for "large" written inside of a shape of a "weight" used on balance scales. The shae of the weight if of the weight that the founder's family used when they ran a money exchanging business as a side business while running their sake brewing business in Demachi, Kumamoto City from the Kanei Era.  This Fundodai mark represents "accuracy, fairness and balance".

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