About Funazushi

Funazushi, a kind of preserved foods called "Narezushi", is naturally fermented and pickled crucian carp with only rice and salt. Funazushi has been a special product of Shiga Prefecture since the Heian period and it had been conceded to the emperor in Kyoto. Of course, it also has been popular in the common people. Tastes, looks and manufacturing methods of Narezushi, it is said that origin of sushi, is quite different from the modern sushi. Funazushi is rich in minerals, vitamins B1 and calcium, and easy to eat because of the ossicles are all decomposed and the spine has become soft by fermentation. It includes a lot of lactic acid bacteria and improves the intestinal environment; therefore it has been reviewed as a food with excellent effects in health and beauty.

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  • Murai Suisan is in Kamihiragi cho, Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture. Kamihiragi cho is a very famous area for natural water, and there is Osawa Shrine that you can intake the snowmelt water of Suzuka Mountain. This shrine near Murai Suisan has long been known as a place where we can intake delicious water. We make products using this water. We pull out the fishy smell of crucian carp by swimming them in the water, and as a result, they become delicious enough to be eaten in sashimi and grilled.
  • In out aquariums, we will grow the crucian carp from egg to fry. Then, at the dedicated farms, we will grow it from fry to the highest quality adult fish by using a high-quality feeds that we developed originally.
  • Masafumi Murai, the president of Murai Suisan, has been loved Funazushi from childhood. He has been studied to make the taste that he can sincerely convinced and to develop the quality of water, farm equipment and products for the people who have never eaten Funazushi. Please enjoy the Funazushi we made with a passion and love.

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