Hanamaruki is a manufacturer of miso, a traditional Japanese condiment.
The beginning of the company harks back to November 1918, when our first president, Kaneharu Hanaoka, started a business making miso in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture (formerly called Shinshu).


He used the trademark “Maruki-jirushi.”
The following year he began selling Shinshu miso at a store in Tokyo.
In 1964 our trademark was changed to Hanamaruki. Sales expanded from just Tokyo to include Osaka and its surrounding cities, the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, and indeed across all of Japan. Hanamaruki’s products quickly become a household name.


In 1983 the company adopted a new corporate logo and became Hanamaruki Foods Inc. In 1997 the company was the official supplier of miso to the Nagano Olympics. Nowadays the name Hanamaruki is synonymous with miso.

Hanamaruki are currently the second largest miso manufacturer on earth, producing an impressive 55'000MT of miso annually. 

Hanamaruki are currently the second largest miso manufacturer on earth, producing an impressive 55'000MT of miso annually. 

Always being an innovator, Hanamaruki have now developed the worlds only Liquid Shio Koji. Liquid Shio Koji is a real game changer, made from naturally fermented rice! Please take a look at our ingredients page to learn more.