San-J brewing premium Tamari Soy Sauces since 1804.
In 1804 Mie, Japan, the Sato family boldly left their shipping business in the three rivers province to start a Tamari soy sauce company that thrives there to this day. Family tradition, Japanese cuisine philosophy, coupled with the inspiration from the hippie generation in the U.S., the family decided to introduce America to the flavor of Japanese Tamari. First importing Tamari to Natural and Asian grocers in the U.S. the business grew so that in 1987 the first U.S. San-J facility opened in Henrico, VA. Now expanding this location, it was chosen because of its similarity to Mie. Boldly moving towards the future again in a new country, San-J continues to embrace traditions and honors the memory of their origin at the three rivers by representing them with the three bars in our logo.