Moshio is salt made of seaweed such as hon’dawara (sargassum), and is mild in flavor with umami.The beige color of moshio is a result of the umami condensed from only sea water and seaweed.
Beautiful beach of Kami-kamagari island.
Thanks to the moderate and warm climate, Setouchi Inland Sea region have been producing salt since the Heian period (9-12 century). But long before that in the Kofun period (late 3rd – 7th century) salt production method called “moshio-yaki” already existed, earliest known sea salt production in Japan.
The location where this salt production took place is on a small island in the Inland Sea, the Kami-kamagari Island. The specific beach where salt was made is now named kenmin no hama, meaning citizen’s or people’s beach. It is also renowned for the contrast of its beautiful white sand and the green pine tree.
Skilled staff of Kamagari Bussan
Born on the island of Kamagari, a place referred as the land of moshio-yaki in the age of the Man’yo, we have respect and love towards the beautiful sea and what the nature has provided us. 10 years have passed since we saw the revival of “Amabito no Moshio” (ancient sea salt) after 1,000 years. We hope to embrace the surrounding nature that has been preserved as part of the Setonai-kai National Park, and will continue producing the sea salt with great care and safety. We hope you enjoy the taste and please visit us on the Kami-kamagari island to see the ancient salt making site and experience the salt making from the ancient time.