4 Years Matured Mirin (Issi Souden)The Special Made Ogasawara Mirin Issi Souden is mirin (sweet cooking sake) made in the origin place of mirin, Hekinan City of the Aichi Prefecture,...

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4 Years Matured Mirin (Issi Souden)
The Special Made Ogasawara Mirin

Issi Souden is mirin (sweet cooking sake) made in the origin place of mirin, Hekinan City of the Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Moreover, it is made in the finest mirin brewery of Hekinan City, The Ogasawara Mirin Brewery.

The mirin is made using high quality glutinous rice from Saga City, a homemade koji specially made to make mirin, and a domestically made shochu for the ingredients. Then, the mirin is aged for four years.

Issi Souden Mirin

To make the mirin, we carefully use the traditional work that kneads glutinous rice and koji in a room exceeding 30 degrees in three days and three nights.

It is a mirin which has the original taste from the rice's sweetness without using any sugar. Because it has elegant umami taste on it, you can also enjoy it as a liqueur as it is. (It is offered to serve "on the rocks" in the long-established bar in Kyoto)

We made the highest quality of mirin by sticking with the old-fashioned manufacturing methods because of the motto of "Making the 'real' mirin to the customer by hand."
This mirin will make our usual dishes become more delicious by adding only a small amount of mirin in your cooking.

Issi Souden Mirin


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Message from The Mirin Producers

Issi Souden Mirin

What we do in the Ogasawara Mirin Brewery - "Issi Souden":
1. Use only the domestic rice as raw material
2. Use the handmade koji
3. Use the natural sedimentation process
4. Any heating process is not performed because it is a row mirin.
Therefore, this product has a mellow flavor and sweetness. It is a mirin that is delicious even if you drink it.

We support the "Food Safety" issue so that problems such as contamination of foreign matter and microbial contamination do not occur. We also trying to make a manufacturing place that does not allow compromise, so at the time of brewing, we have refused any entry except for the brewer itself.

This is not the usual mirin you could found. First of all, we would like you to try to drink it a bit. While try to drink it, please put in mind that we made the mirin with lots of hardships. The manufacturing process is considered to take irrational time and labor. It is manufactured by the Ogasawara method which continues from the ancestors. Sometimes, the manufacturing process takes several days so we have to sacrifice our sleep. Lastly, we are securing the domestically produced glutinous rice as our material in the optimum way. These are some difficulties we faced.

But we will smile when we see the completion of the product. That's why we will make it next year.

- The Representative of Ogasawara Mirin Brewery

Notice About Mirin Shipments to Canada

For customers residing in Canada,
Mirin shipments to Canada might be unavailable to these provinces:
Ontario Province, British Columbia Province, and Alberta Province.

Therefore, please check whether you can import mirin to your address before ordering. If the item is returned to Japan due to improper import procedures, you will be charged a round-trip shipping fee. Thank you for your attention and understanding in advance.

Product Detail

Quantity 600ml
Alcohol Content 13.5% ~ 14.5%
Ingredients glutinous rice, rice koji, shochu
% of Mirin Extracts Remaining After 45% or more
Shelf Life about 1 year
Important Notes *The higher % of Mirin Extracts remaining after evaporating process will make the mirin more sweet and have more umami.

This mean that this product will have 45% or more remaining mirin extract after you use it in your cooking (cooking will evaporate the mirin extracts).

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Kayla Folkins
Shipped to Canada intact!

Awesome customer service, double-checked before charging in case there was an issue with Canadian customs. There was not! BC Yakitori, here we come! (o:

Best mirin available outside Japan

Better than any hon-mirin you can get in North America.
This is in a different league if you are used to cooking with corn syrup aji-mirin.

cristina johnston
fantastic product purchased, customer service and communication was the best.

I live in the US, unable to find Hon mirin, so I googled, stumbled on this product. Very impressed with the fact that it is matured for 4 years, low glycemic index , being a type 2 diabetic but worried about shipping from another country during this difficult covid times. Well, it arrived safely via fed ex,, 4 days from the day it was shipped, Kawashima kept me posted on travel and arrival. I could not wait to cook my Chilean Sea Bass as soon as the mirin arrived. I seared my sea bass on a cast iron skillet with barely enough EVOO to coat the pan, removed the oil as it was released from the fish, set the fish aside when it was done, added ginger, garlic and then my stock of miso with bonito flakes, rice vinegar, freshly crushed pepper, a dash of red cracked pepper and let the stock simmer, then added just one tablespoon of the Hon mirin, chopped green onions, sesame oil anid then returned the fish back to the simmering stock as it reduced, served immediately with rice. I cannot wait to use it again today for my cucumber salad which will be marinaded with sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and black cracked pepper. I look forward to buying fresh fluke that I can steam with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, black beans, sesame oil and Hon mirin.

Chef Han
Extraordinary taste and smoothness

You can really taste the benefits of aging in this mirin. It is perfect for a range of asian and western dishes, and you can also just drink it as you would a port or sherry. It seems to have a low glycemic index, interestingly, probably a result of the retained probiotics from the aging. The bottles arrived overseas in fine condition, and more quickly than a shipment from the west coast.

Customer Reviews

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