Funasa was established in 1862, at the end of Edo period in Japan.

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Funasa was established in 1862, at the end of Edo period in Japan.

Sakichi Oono opened Funasa at Asakusa Kawaramachi (present-day Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo).

The first time he learned about Tsukudani was when he was evacuated to Tsukuda Island. One day, Sakichi was caught in an unexpected rainstorm when he went fishing at the entrance of Sumida River. At that time, Sakichi was making a living by selling “Funa no Suzumeyaki”, grilled crucian carp with soy sauce, however, he started making Tsukudani because he was very impressed by “Zako no Shioni”, various kinds of cooked fishes with salt, when he was rescued by the fishermen.

Until then, Tsukudani was simply assorted seafood cooked all together with salt. This is why Funasa is said to be the originator of Tsukudani.

Tsukudani is a traditional Japanese preserved food which uses small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked with soy sauce and a little bit of sugar.

It is one of the ancient, non-perishable foods in Japan.

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Tsukudani goes well as a side dish with rice, some famous examples are: Takikomi Gohan (Seasoned rice with various vegetables, fish and meat with soy sauce), Onigiri (rice balls,) Ochaduke (Soaked rice in hot tea), and many people enjoy it with liquor.

Recently, Tsukudani is used for various recipes such as short-neck clam Tsukudani pasta, and fried rice using whitebaits Tsukudani.

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Address: 2-1-9 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Phone number: 03-3851-7710

Business hours: AM9: 00 ~ PM5: 00

Regular holidays, business days, holidays: Business days: Monday to Saturday Regular holidays: Sundays and holidays

*This post automatically translated by google translator*

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