Shibanuma Ponzu Yuzu is a tangy sauce made from a mixture of traditionally brewed soy sauce and yuzu juice, a Japanese citrus fruit grown in Ibaraki prefecture. The taste interest of this ponzu is based on the contrast between the salty taste of soy sauce and the rich bitterness of yuzu. This sauce will enrich the flavors of sashimi, yakitori and grilled vegetables.
Founded by Shozaemon Shibanuma in 1688 in Tsuchiura, the brewery has specialized in soy sauces and seasonings for over 320 years, through eighteen family generations. The bacterial activity that develops in the wooden barrels, combined with an artisanal manufacturing process using locally grown soybeans and wheat, are the key to this exceptional product.