Revived ancient salt making
You can experience the ancient method of salt making in which you concentrate seawater by using earthenware and “Hondawara” seaweed soaked in water. Excavations in the Kenmin-no-Hama area unearthed ancient artifacts used in the production of sea salt from 1600 years ago.
The ancient method was revived after discovering clues in Japan’s oldest existing poetry collection from the eighth century called the “Manyoshu”.
Take your time and create delicious sea salt from scratch, while catching a glimpse of ancient Japan.
Highlights of the experience.
Blessed with a warm and mild climate, the Seto Inland Sea has been a salt producing region since the Heian period (794 – 1185).
However, salt production in this area of Kamikamagarijima Island goes back much further. This specific salt making method dates back 1600 years. Called “moshio-yaki”, it is regarded as the earliest salt making method in Japan.
“Moshio” is sea salt made from seaweed such as Sargassum fulvellum seaweed.
Produced from concentrated seawater infused with seaweed, “moshio” salt has a subtle beige color, with a soft and smooth texture. It also has a milder taste.
Kenmin-no-Hama Beach Resort was selected as one of Japan’s top 100 coastlines for its outstanding beauty and attracts many visitors. It was from this very beach that the ancient inhabitants of the island first created this delicate and delicious sea salt.
Packed with nutrition, “moshio” salt is a natural health food.“Moshio” salt contains a variety of minerals including iodine (compound found in seaweed), calcium, potassium and magnesium. Due to its lower sodium content, it is a healthier option compared to other salts on the market.
Fees and conditions
- Fee: 2,500 yen / per person (incl. tax)
- Included in the fee: salt making experience
- Duration: approx. 1 hour
- Payment: cash only
- Minimum Booking: 2 people
- email enquires:
※Reservation required (up to a week ahead)
※Please let us know your name, preferred time and date, number of people, nationality and any other request you may have.
In case your preferred time and date is not available, we will email with alternative suggestions.
- Organizer: Moshio no kai
- Call: +81-823-66-1040