Old and modern history of olives crop in Japan

Few people know it in Europe, but also in Japan : there is a domestic olive oil production on the Nippon archipelago ! Mainly concentrated in Kagawa Prefecture, and more specifically on the Shōdo Island, the crop arrived in the country more than one century ago, right after it opened its doors to the outer world. Here is a quick overview of olives crop in … Continuer de lire Old and modern history of olives crop in Japan

株式会社 Yamahisa – Japan

Farmer: Katsuhisa Uematsu Brand: Yamahisa Year: 1988 Place: Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japan Grove: 1800 olive trees Cultivars : Mission, Manzanillo, Nevadillo Blanco, Lucca, Kalamata, Koroneiki Harvest time: from October (Nevadillo, Manzanillo) to December (Mission, Kalamata), 10 persons Press: own mill Production: 0,6 to 1,5 tons of olive oil, 900 kg of olive tea, 700 000 L of soy sauce Other products: « Sencha » olive tea and table … Continuer de lire 株式会社 Yamahisa – Japan

東洋オリーブ Toyo Olive – Japan

Producer : Minami family Brand : Toyo Olive Year : 1955 Place : Teshima and Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japon Grove : 25 Ha, 12 000 olive trees Varieties : Mission, Lucca, Manzanillo, Nevadillo Blanco, Sainte-Catherine, Retuccino, Frantoio, Arbequina, etc. Harvest time : from October to December, hand picking Press: own mill, the biggest Pieralisi in Japan : 1-3 tons Production : 10 000 L per year … Continuer de lire 東洋オリーブ Toyo Olive – Japan

高尾農園 Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake – Japan

Farmer: Toyohiro Takao Brand: Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake Year of settlement: 2006 Location: Shodoshima, Japan Grove: 7 hectares, 2000 trees Varieties: Lucca, Mission, Manzanillo, Frantoio, Nevadillo Blanco Harvest: from early October to late November, hand-picking Mill: Oliomio, 300kg/day Productivity: 500 L per year Other products: table olives, asparagus, cosmetics made by another firm from his olive oil. Specificities: awarded at several extra virgin olive … Continuer de lire 高尾農園 Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake – Japan

遠州オリーブ Enshu Olives – Japan

Farmers: Rie and Kenta Suzuki Brand: Enshu Olives Year of settlement: 2011 Location: Ashida, Shizuoka, Japan Size: 2,4 ha, 700 olive trees Varieties: 11 cultivars, 50% Frantoio, but also Mission, Moraiolo Harvest time: October, hand picking, olive by olive Mill: Oliomio 80plus (80kg per hour) Oil production : 60L in 2018 (typhoon) Other products : table olives, olive leaves tea, soaps Specificities : organic, biodynamic … Continuer de lire 遠州オリーブ Enshu Olives – Japan

成岡周 Narushuu, bonsai olive trees

Shizuoka is a seaside city close to Mount Fuji and a 2 hours drive from Tokyo. Famous for its tea plantations – 50% of the japanese production is made in the area – the city also hosts a young nurseryman of a new kind, Naruoka Suichi, who has launched in 2012 an importation business for bonsai olive trees. In Olio Veritas – Naruoka Suichi, could … Continuer de lire 成岡周 Narushuu, bonsai olive trees

Toshiya Tada – Raider of the lost quality

Olive Japan association and its olive oil sommelier school are located in a slightly dilapidated building in the posh area of Ginza, Tokyo. It’s here that, on a rainy early march day, we met Toshiya Tada, Japan’s olive oil mogul, who shared with us his inspired opinions about Quality. In Olio Veritas – Tada-san, thank you for receiving us. Japan is famous around the world … Continuer de lire Toshiya Tada – Raider of the lost quality