Hatanaka Yoshikazu Shōten
When it comes to raising awareness of environmentally conscious products, Hatanaka Yoshikazu Shōten believes in leading by example. Established in 1887, the company emphasizes sustainability when manufacturing its konjac sponge products, while using long-established methods. Sponges from Hatanaka Yoshikazu Shōten are processed with renewable natural resources such as sunlight and wind, which are used to dry and whiten the sponges. Every step of this two-month process used to create each sponge is managed by experts at this Hyōgo-based company.