torademarked “Tarugata Sembei”
Awarded both gold and silver medals at numerous competitions
Received an honor of being selected as the tea biscuit for the occasion of the Imperial visit to Kiku-Masamune Brewery by His Majesty the Emperor Hirohito.
The Edo – Meiji era (1603 – 1867) saw the soaring
popularity nationwide of sake brewed in the Kobe area, collectively known as “Nada Gogo”, and much of the produce was shipped by
specialized vessels so-called “Tarukaisen” from the port of Kobe to its largest destination, Edo(Tokyo).
Designed as a local gift to couple the sake barrels, the founder of
Toraya devised special egg crackers named “Tarugata Sembei”, with the branded emblems engraved on surface to represent each of the 24 brewers from Nada Gogo; of ishi, Mikage, Uozaki, ishinomiya, and Imazu districts.
The recepé and the technique have been handed down from father to only one son in direct lineage since then, and we, as the heir, have devoted oursalves to improving it for the customers.
Please enjoy the Sembei as the souvenir of Kobe and Nada Gogo sake breweries.