Yuasa, the small town in Japan where the super popular soy sauce was born

Carefully climbing the steep stairs, I followed Tsunenori Kano to the attic of his family’s soy sauce fermentation room, called Kadocho, which is 180 years old.

The dark space was eerily quiet except for the creak of my footsteps on the old wooden boards placed between the vats of soy sauce.

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