About Us

Higuchi Matsunosuke Shoten Co., Ltd. is a specialist Koji Starter Manufacturer in Abeno, Osaka.
Our brand “Higuchi Moyashi” is well known in the world of Japanese fermented food and related food manufacturers as a major Koji Starter brand.
We have been supplying our products not only to Japanese breweries and Koji fermented food manufacturers but also to many international customers.


Our company was founded in 1855 in Osaka, then the commercial center of Japan.
For over 150 years we have been supplying Koji Starter to fermented food manufacturers.
Our products are patronized by many companies all over Japan and by customers around the world.
Our products are of high quality, pure and stable. In addition we endeavor to meet the needs of our customers with a wide range of Koji Starters.
Koji fermentation is not limited to traditional Japanese foods and alcoholic beverages. It is attracting attention as a promising culinary technique. Increasingly Koji fermented products are diversifying. In order to flexibly respond to our customers’ needs, we place great importance on dialogue and consultation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requests.
We will continue to work to supply the Best Koji Starter for our customer's perfect products.

Matsunosuke Higuchi

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Higuchi Matsunosuke Shoten Co., Ltd.


Matsunosuke Higuchi


1-14-2 Harimacho Abeno-ku,Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 545-0022, Japan




August 1938

Main financing bank

MUFG Bank, Ltd. Abenobashi Branch
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Abenobashi Branch

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