As a child growing up near Tokyo with my sisters, I am proud to say that our first playground was our family seaweed factory. The smell of the ocean and the multitude of seaweed were everywhere. We would run around playing and grab a handful of seaweed to snack on. Even as children we all loved the smooth silky texture of the seaweed. It is the best childhood snack I can remember.
Over the years as we grew up in this environment our appreciation of seaweed developed as well. When we were little, our family brand of seaweed was used and served in our school cafeteria lunches. We were so proud to tell our friends about seaweed’s amazing health benefits. Seaweed is a true gift from nature because it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Our father is humble about his success in founding our company. He spent his first 18 years near the Pacific Coast of Sanriku in Iwate. Just like my father, during our summer vacations, he sent us to his hometown where we learned about different types of seaweed such as wakame and kombu, the ocean creatures, and just had so much fun at the beach. Throughout our lives, the seaweed tradition became part of our family's energy. Today we passionately continue his vision by bringing these healthy products to the market. Check out my latest cookbook, "Japanese Superfoods: Learn the Secrets of Healthy Eating and Longevity - the Japanese Way!" by Tuttle Publishing for recipes and tips so you can integrate these healthy seaweed products into your diet.
Everyone in the family believes in our seaweed products that are supervised and cleaned with the utmost care and attention to quality. We are pleased to be a family company since the 1960s bringing the finest packaged seaweed to your table. It is like being part of one big global family.
Since 1960, Komatsudaira Kaiso Co., Ltd. has been the supplier of the finest sea vegetables to the Japanese market. Here in the United States, a new division of this well-known brand has been created: K-Seaweed Co., Ltd. We strive to give our customers the most nourishing and best quality sea vegetables available. We all know that the typical American diet has a high acid content and seaweed products supplied by K-Seaweed will help balance our diets with alkalinity. Our plan is to show you how easy it is to put sea vegetables into your daily diet. We are proud to pass on this Japanese tradition of cooking with sea vegetables and hope you find positive results.