From Dry Goods Wholesaler to Roasting Sesame Manufacturer
We are a specialized sesame manufacturer that takes care of sesame every day.
When Manjiro Wada, the first generation, founded the company in 1883 in Tenma, Osaka, it was a general dry goods wholesaler handling a wide range of products.
In 1946, after the war, Eizo Wada, the third generation, started a sesame business.
At that time, sesame seeds were washed in the Dojima River in front of the store and laid out on the riverbed to be dried in the sun and sold as "washed sesame”.
After that, we sold many commercial products, but in 1990, we started selling sesame sachets for home use, and gradually began to specialize in sesame.
In particular, Etsuji Wada, the fourth generation , continued to roast sesame seeds from morning to night for more than 40 years, striving to improve his skills.
In 2018, the fifth generation, Takehiro Wada, took over the business and has been exporting the sesame seeds overseas, especially in the U.S., where they are highly regarded and 15% of sales are now exported.