About Ogawa Shoten

Company Profile

“I only sell products that I would buy myself.” (CEO, Ogawa Yasuyuki)

Quality is our first priority!

The philosophy of our company is indeed to “sell only what you would buy yourself”. On basis of this thought, Ogawa Shoten was founded in 1943.
“Delivering fresh products in its freshness”: while this may sound like a simple message, it is the most important ingredient for making our customers happy. We are proud of our high-standard products and services!

Company Profile

Registered Business Name

  • Ogawa Shoten

Address

  • Irie 89-5, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 049-5603 JAPAN

Capital

  • 22 million Yen

Officers

  • CEOYasuyuki Ogawa
  • Senior Managing DirectorTaiki Kishi

Business Area

  • Seafood Products, Processing and Sales

Products

  • Sea urchins, scallops, other

Employees

  • 240

Sales

  • 5.9 billion Yen (Sales Year 2014)

About Sea Urchin Products

The fishing methods for sea urchin now
and then did not change much.

One of our sea urchin fisherman tells. He is riding on a small single-seater boat, hanging out of the boat while looking through a special looking glass to the bottom of the sea. He uses a long spear or sometimes even dives directly into the sea to fish the sea urchins, all one by one, all by hand. Under bad weather conditions such as rain or wind, it is not possible to fish for sea urchins, which makes the fishing process all the more difficult and special. It is all in the fishermen's experience.

Distribution

The freshness of sea urchins is most important.

Fishing for sea urchin is only possible in a very short time frame, each fishing ground has its own season. We at Ogawa Shoten have worked hard to establish a system which allows to transport the product quickly to our processing facilities, ensuring ultimate freshness of our products.

Processing

Thorough hygiene management is keystone to our business.

The sea urchin is split, and its contents taken-out to be then cleaned carefully. The delicious parts are then carefully arranged into the product package in such a manner that they are long-lasting in their delicious state - all manually of course.

Products

Large Package

Ingredients Sea urchin, alum
Weight about 330-350g
Storage Method Refrigeration
Origin Hokkaido, Aomori, Russia, Canada, the United States

F Small Package

Ingredients Sea urchin, alum
Weight about 80-100g
Storage Method Refrigeration
Origin Hokkaido, Aomori, Russia, Canada, the United States

Steamed Sea urchin

Ingredients Sea urchin
Weight about 200g
Storage Method Freezing
Origin Hokkaido

One-Day Pickled Sea Urchin

Ingredients Sea urchin, salt
Weight about 60g
Storage Method Freezing
Origin Hokkaido

Sea Urchin (with shell)

Ingredients Sea urchin
Weight about 60g
(depends on urchin's size)
Storage Method Refrigeration
Origin Hokkaido

100g Salt Water Pack

Ingredients Sea urchin
Weight about 100g
Storage Method Refrigeration
Origin Hokkaido, Aomori, Russia, Canada, the United States

Q&A

Is it possible to freeze raw sea urchin?
Sea urchin is very delicate in its storage. For instance, if you were freezing raw sea urchin in salt water, it melts when thawing. Only the products “One-Day Pickled Sea Urchin” as well as “Steamed Sea Urchin” are freezable.
Do I need to wash the raw sea urchin before consumption?
Our processing facilities are run under strict hygiene management, so the product can be enjoyed right out of the package (the raw sea urchins do not have to be washed).
Can the sea urchin products be purchased any time?
Yes, our company processes and delivers fresh sea urchin all year round!

About Scallop Products

Processing

Fast processing is most important for the freshness of delicious scallops.
Scallops are very weak towards impact and tend to turn unenjoyable when such impact occurs. Therefore, we are putting our heart to it, to carefully transport and process the scallops, to preserve its freshness and delicious state.

Products

500g Scallop Pack

Ingredients Scallop
Weight about 500g
Storage Method Refrigeration
Origin Hokkaido

Freezed Scallop

Ingredients Scallop
Weight about 500g
Storage Method Freezing
Origin Hokkaido

Inquiries

Caution

At Ogawa Shoten, we do NOT accept orders via Internet!
For retail of our products, we kindly ask you to buy the product at markets, fresh fish shops or supermarkets that carry our product. Thank you.

E-Mail:info@ogawa-shouten.com