Issue #34 of The Rosengarten Report (February 2005), winner of the 2003 James Beard Award for Best American Food and Wine Newsletter, rates Salt Traders Japanese Nazuna Sea Salt the best salt from Japan!
Solar evaporation ponds have never been an ideal means for making sea salt in Japan, where humidity is high and rainstorms regular. In fact, numerous earthenware vessels for Japanese salt-making date back as far as the Jomon period (8,000 B.C. - 200 B.C.]. Salt Traders Nazuna Sea Salt is naturally-crystallized in dishes made of hinoki (Japanese cypress), inside pyramid-shaped solar houses located in the protected area of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu Island.