Soy sauce in Gujo “Local tamari” is made by unique method with unique ingredients making the smell and flavor stronger.
Actually, soy sauce is regulated by the Japanese Agricultural Standards Law. Color, smell and flavor of soy sauce making all over Japan need to maintain the same standard. It is rare that this region makes their own unique soy sauce.
When I am wondering if they make their own tamari soy sauce in Gujo, tastes from each family may vary. The local people recommend us to visit a Kuramoto (Brewery), Daikokuya, in Gujo Hachiman.