Kikkoman made a movie about their long standing traditions. A family business to this day, Kikkoman’s growth has been inspired and guided by a family creed, a set of 16 articles passed down for nineteen generations. This creed speaks to the core values that have enabled Kikkoman to survive and thrive for more than 300 years. Directed by Academy Award™ nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed tells the story of the brand’s rich history and the family creed that shaped it into the company it is today.
The Locations in the movie:
When selecting the site for Kikkoman’s first manufacturing facility in the United States, Yuzaburo Mogi and his father chose Walworth not only for its rich farmland, but also for its welcoming residents and hardworking, diligent workforce. When the first wave of Kikkoman employees arrived in Walworth, they spread out within the community, quickly adapting to American culture and developing close friendships with the locals.
To escape the shogun siege on Osaka Castle nearly four centuries ago, Shige Maki and her infant son fled to Noda, a small farming community. It was there, nestled between the Edo and Tone Rivers, that Shige created the original soy sauce recipe still used by Kikkoman to this day. Noda’s abundance of natural resources and proximity to Tokyo made it the ideal location for Kikkoman’s Japanese production facility, where it still remains.
About Lucky Walker
Lucy Walker grew up in London, England, and graduated from the prestigious Oxford University before winning a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at NYU. Since then, her five documentaries have earned more than fifty awards, including two Academy Award™ nominations for her work on Waste Land and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.
Heritage Recipe Contest
My family and I love Kikkoman products and use them all the time. My kids love the Ponzu sauce and use it as a salad dressing. I love it too, it’s a great addition to a recipe. We’ve even used it in our Turkey. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is also a great way to make your turkey it keeps it moist and gives it a lot of flavor. Because we love Kikkoman so much we’re hosting a recipe contest.
Enter to Win:
A basket full of Kikkoman products (50 Value)
You need to create a recipe using one of the products and share it with us in the comments, or share a recipe that you love that uses Kikkoman products in the comments of this post. You can just share a link to a recipe you love that uses the Kikkoman products.
Please use the rafflecopter
This giveaway ends February 19th. Please see our giveaway rules. Samples received.
Winner will be chosen at random