Marui Wasabi from Azumino



Company information

Company Profile

Company Name Marui Corporation
Founded 1946 (Showa 21)
Established 1967 (Showa 42)
Capital JPY 35 million
President Representative Director, Ren Iguchi
Number of Employees 70 people
Headquarters Address Address: 4932 Toyoshina, Azumino City, Nagano 399-8205, Japan
TEL: 0263-72-2562 FAX: 0263-72-1569
Banking Partners Hachijuni Bank, Hotaka Branch / Mizuho Bank, Omori Branch
Contact Information TEL:0263-72-2562 FAX:0263-72-1569
Affiliated Companies Marui Food Co., Ltd.
Joint Venture MARUI Wasabi,Inc.

Office Location and Access

Head Office & Main Factory

Address: 4932 Toyoshina, Azumino City, Nagano 399-8205, Japan
TEL:0263-72-2562 FAX:0263-72-1569

Tokyo Branch

Address: Marui Building, 1-7-11 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041, Japan
TEL:03-3206-7700 FAX:03-3206-8800

Osaka Branch

Address: ARK Nishi-Temma Building, 3-10-3 Nishi-Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0047, Japan
TEL:06-6379-5431 FAX:06-6379-5432


March 1946 Production of powdered wasabi begins in Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano.
April 1953 Transition to a corporation as a limited company, "Iguchi Powdered Wasabi Industry."
January 1961 Relocation and construction of the head office and factory in Toyoshina, Azumino.
April 1965 Establishment of the Tokyo Branch in Ota Ward, Meguro.
April 1967 Founding of Marui Corporation.
October 1975 Introduction of "Neri Wasabi" with the development of room-temperature storage technology.
Launch of "Namawasabi" stored under refrigeration.
January 1979 Expansion of the main factory and commencement of research on spices and herbs.
February 1980 Relocation of the Tokyo Branch to Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa Ward.
April 1984 Expansion of the research laboratory.
Introduction of "Wasabi 100" (pure fresh wasabi) along with product technology development.
April 1985 Launch of fresh wasabi "Wasabi 100" in a tube form.
March 1987 Expansion of the head office building and factory.
July 1990 Successful extraction of wasabi extract from wasabi leaves (Patent obtained).
November 1992 Expansion of the research laboratory and freezer.
March 1993 Relocation of the Tokyo Branch to Higashi, Ota Ward.
April 1994 Establishment of a primary processing factory and a large-scale freezer.
March 1997 Successful development and expanded sales of additive-free fresh wasabi.
September 1997 Celebrating the 50th anniversary.
September 1999 Completion of a new factory at the head office.
September 2000 Establishment of the local subsidiary "MARUI Wasabi, Inc." in Los Angeles, USA.
February 2002 Opening of the Osaka Branch in Yodogawa Ward.
April 2002 ISO9001 certification obtained.
March 2004 Relocation and construction of the Tokyo Branch to Nihon-Tomi, Chuo Ward.
August 2009 Aji-tsuke Aragiri Wasabi receives the 13th Japan Food Newspaper Business Processed Food Hit Award (Japanese Food Division).
February 2012 Aji-tsuke Aragiri Wasabi is selected for the "Supermarket Food 30 Selection" by the New Japan Supermarket Association.
September 2015 Marui receives the "Regional Food Industry Contribution Award."
March 2018 Initiation of commissioned production and sales of powdered wasabi in Vietnam.
November 2018 FSSC22000 certification obtained.