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About Shinnosuke Kaishin

About us

Japanese food culture created in Kuwana brings a special moment to your daily table.

We want to bring the unique taste and joy of Kuwana to your table.

With this aspiration, we have continued to make "SHIGURE".

The time spent savoring Japanese food allows us to return to our true selves.

SHIGURE can bring smiles to people's faces.
Shinnosuke Kaishin believes so.

We will continue our 400 year old aspiration to the next 400 years.

We will continue to bring Japanese food culture to the world.

The exact date is unknown...

Around 1600, SHIGURE was already being produced and sold in Kuwana, according to some literature.

At Ise, stewed clams from the sea were used to make the dish.

Kuwana was the first place where products were made and sold for souvenirs.

It was called "Toki-no-toki" (time of the sea) by Shinnosuke Kaiya I, who made his living from baked and boiled hamaguri.

Shigure clam was the name he gave to this boiled hamaguri.

Kaishin was born.

"Shigure Clam" was named by the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho.

One of Matsuo Basho's disciples at the time, Kakamu Shikou, is credited with inventing the name "Shigure Clam".

"Shigure Clam" refers to the hamaguri season around November, which corresponds with the seasonal word for haiku, shigure.

The name "Shigure Haguri" was suggested to him.

At that time, Kagami Shikaku had the momentum of a flying bird, thus naming it.

It was like having a copywriter name the product.

As a result, "Shigure" became famous immediately.


SHIGURE since around 17th century

Our company was founded around the 17th century.


Kuwana town

The city of Kuwana faces Ise Bay and has prospered as an inn town on the Tokaido Highway since ancient times.

As the gateway to Ise Shrine, many travelers visited Kuwana, creating encounters between people, which in turn led to various ideas that formed the town of Kuwana.

The Kiso San-river flows into Ise Bay, where fresh water and sea water mix moderately, and clams, seaweed, and white fish are abundantly available. Clams, in particular, have long been known throughout Japan for their color and luster and large, plump fruit, so much so that they are called "Hama no kuri," or "chestnuts of the beach.

In recent years, the underwater environment of Ise Bay has changed dramatically, making it difficult to catch clams and other bivalves.


In front of Kuwana Station, many traces of the Showa period remain.

The nostalgic atmosphere is unique to Kuwana, where people have long cherished encounters with each other. 


Kuwana town



Kuwana town

In the traditional "Teramachi Shopping Street" in Kuwana, "Sanpachi Market" is held on the days that fall on a 3 and an 8 (for example, on the 13th). It has become one of Kuwana's specialties, attracting many stalls and a large crowd!


Mitarashi Dango Soft Ice Cream


Kuwana town



Kuwana town

Kuwana is the entrance to Ise Province. The road that served as the entrance to Ise Province on the Tokaido Highway connecting Edo and Kyoto still remains.

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