Welcome! We handcraft fresh Amazake in small batches in Los Angeles.
We are the only Amazake speciality manufacturer in the U.S. Our mission is to provide this traditional Japanese super-drink to your table for your health and pleasure.
Our Pure Amazake is handcrafted with great patience and care.
It is simply made from Spring Water, Rice Koji* and Organic Rice from Rue & Forsman Ranch. It has a rich, creamy and smooth texture.
This is concentrated amazake and is also known as "Ama-Koji" (which means "sweet koji"). From this jar, you can make up to four amazake drinks/lattes. Or you can use it as a healthy sweetener for tea/coffee, yogurt, toast or anything else! You can also use it to make dressings or marinades.
The sweetness of our Amazake comes from the power of Koji and our time-honored methods of fermentation. No commercial enzymes are used. Also, our Pure Amazake is Non-Pasteurized, making it rich in probiotics, essential amino acids, vitamins and live enzymes.
Rest assured that Amazake Co.'s Pure Amazake is:
・No Sugar Added
* Rice koji is rice that has been inoculated with Koji-kin (Aspergillus oryzae). Rice koji is used to make Japanese traditional fermented foods, such as Miso, Sake, Vinegar, Mirin, and Amazake.
** This product is a farmers' market exclusive and for local delivery only.
Organic Brown Rice Amazake is now available for nationwide shipping!
Our Japan-Crafted Amazake is made from organic brown rice and organic brown rice koji. It is concentrated, non-alcoholic, smooth and shelf-stable. In addition to the great benefits of Amazake, this concentrate has the whole-grain nutrition of brown rice.
Japan-Crafted Amazake is:
・Made with Orgainic Brown Rice and Koji
・No Sugar Added
What is Amazake?
First, amazake is pronounced AH-MAH-ZAH-KEH. Amazake is a Japanese traditional, fermented and naturally sweet rice condiment and drink. It has been a special source of nourishment in Japan for 1400 years.
There, Amazake is enjoyed year round and is particularly popular during the new year. During the Edo period (1603-1868), Amazake was taken as a fatigue recovery drink in the hot summer months due to its powerful nutritional and restorative benefits.
Amazake is very popular in Japan nowadays because of its health and beauty benefits, and known in Japan as an “I.V. drink”.
It is made from rice, rice koji and water and has a slight aromatic koji flavor. Amazake can be served either cold or hot, mixed with your favorite drink, latte or smoothie, or used for cooking as a sweetener and for umami flavor.
Amazake has long been a beloved Japanese superfood, providing the following benefits:
・Improves Digestion and Elimination
・Healthy Skin & Hair
Amazake contains essential amino acids, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, pantothenic acid, Biotin, and naturally occurring glucose. It also includes dietary fiber, oligosaccharide and lactic acid bacteria, which benefits the immune and the digestive systems. Ceramide and glucosamine are also found in Amazake, supporting healthy skin and hair.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Koji for homemade Amazake
Do you want to make your own Amazake at home?
Yes, you can! We offer organic Dried Koji, specially imported from Japan.
It requires certain tools and techniques to maintain the right temperature to make it. You can read how to make Amazake at home using the link below.
Make your Koji at Home!
We now offer Koji Spores (Tane Koji) from Bio'c (a.k.a. Kojiya Sanzaemon)
We have four different kinds of Koji Spores to make Rice Koji (Kome Koji), Barley Koji (Mugi Koji) , Soybean koji (Mame Koji), Shoyu Koji and Syochu koji.