Okazu by Abokichi
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Yamaroku Soy Sauce aged in Kioke
A fifth generation soy sauce brewer and master builder of the large wooden barrels (kioke) traditionally used in Japan to ferment foods, Yasuo Yamamoto is proving the flavor benefits of the kioke barrels by the deep, dark overwhelming savoriness of the classic style of soy sauce that he is making with them at Yamaroku Soy Sauce.