Please choose depending on it what you cook.

DONKO

Growing
Slowly during a cold winter from late winter to early spring (from February to March).
The harvest time is before the pileus opens 70%.
Taste and Flavor
Good texture, umami and pleasant flavor.
Shape and Texture
Thick and wraps in well.
Suitable Cooking
Japanese Nabe or Chinese cooking
Quality
It’s smaller than KOKO, it’s convenient in more casual occasions.The taste and flavor of DONKO and KOKO are the same. It can be used for extremely versatile cooks.

KOKO

Growing
Same as DONKO
Taste and Flavor
Same as DONKO
Shape and Texture
Thicker and larger than DONKO.
Suitable Cooking
Barbecue, Shiitake stake or stew
Quality
It's selected as an excellent gift of a typical product of Oita prefecture in summer or winter gift seasons in Japan.

KOSHIN

Growing
From middle spring to late spring (from middle March to April). The harvest time is when the pileus opens 70%.
Taste and Flavor
Slightly lighter taste than the others, but almost same.
Shape and Texture
Thin, the shape of pileus is flat.
Suitable Cooking
Dishes with cutting in slices or small pieces like as an ingredient of Sushi or Chinese dumpling, pilaf.
Quality
It’s thin, so it’s faster to soften than the others.

Organic Certification in Japan

Since March 2014, we partly deal with Organic JAS products which have passed its examination by NPO Oita Prefecture Organic Agricultural Research Center. The products must be Shiitake which are cultivated from the designated Shiitake fungus and meet the criteria of cultivation, like production environment. The producers of the organic products are very few now, so that the products are really limited from among the products that we deal with today.

Organic Product Examples

EU organic logo “ Euro Leaf”

Organic Certification in Europe

The Organic JAS logo is equivalent to the organic logo which is known widely in Europe called “Euro leaf”. The products certified as Organic JAS products are eligible to obtain the certification of Euro leaf.