The best season to eat true oysters raw is from November till April. In summer and autumn,
frozen oysters that require heating would be sold at markets.
With continuous research to find a solution in providing true oysters that can be eaten raw all
year round, Yuwa Fishery decided to implement a special freezing technique “DENBA+” that
can maintain the freshness of oysters.
As a result, you can now enjoy the delicious, ocean-fresh ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters all year round.
As a result of the effort, you can now enjoy the delicious, ocean-fresh ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters all
In general, frozen oysters may not seem to taste as good as those for eating raw, but many
professional cooks have admitted that frozen ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters for eating raw have more
‘umami’ flavor, which is currently under study as an academic-industrial cooperation.
Please enjoy frozen ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters for raw eating that have impressed chefs of many
Please enjoy frozen ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters for raw eating that have impressed renowned chefs
of famous restaurants.
My family has been engaged in fishery in Kitagi Island since my grandfather's age, and now we are working hard to deliver Kitagi Island's various seafoods including ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters to our customers.
・Conservation activities of the marine environment
We regularly conduct voluntary clean-up activities such as collecting trash on the seabed and drifting objects with our trawler.
・Fostering the next generation
It is said that the fishery has a successor shortage issue not only in Japan but worldwide. With our pride as a three-generation fisherman family, we are trying to convey the greatness of fishery to the younger generations even though it maybe a small act. Currently we are taking in young trainees both from Japan and from overseas to lay the foundation for the future to save this beautiful undeveloped sea.
Around the Kitagi Island waters where ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters grow, there are no large estuaries and
there is no marine environmental pollution caused by drainage of daily life water.
To that proof, no abnormality has been found on the water quality inspections / random-pick
inspections in the past 18 years.
Kitagi Island waters are one of the cleanest sea areas in the entire Setonaikai Sea lying in Chugoku
and Shikoku regions.
This beautiful Kitagi Island waters with high transparency that enables you to see deep into the ocean,
nurtures abundant plankton and is the best environment for growing oysters.
‘Kitaki-kaki’ is the first oyster brand in the Seto Inland Sea that is admitted to be sold in Okayama
prefecture, for raw eating with shells.
Along with the cultivation of ‘Kitaki-kaki’ Oysters, Yuwa Fishery protects and nurtures a breeding
environment for fisheries resources in the Kitagi Island waters, one of the cleanest areas of the Seto
Standard inspection contents
* No abnormality for 18 years!
Our brand ‘Kitaki-kaki’ has own strict inspection standard, and we apply it to landings of over 150 tons per year to deliver reliable, safe, and delicious oysters.
・Water quality standard
Water quality inspection four times a month.
Random-pick inspection of oysters per lot before sterilization, twice a week (8 times a month) * Normally once a month
・Sterilization treatment before shipment
Sanitization with the latest sterilizing equipment, which enables us to improve the safety while preserving the quality and the taste of oysters.
‘Kitaki-kaki’, ‘Hina-gaki’, and ‘Miu-gaki’ are trademarks of Yuwa Fishery.
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