Here at Takesumi no Sato, located deep in the mountains of Miyazaki and surrounded by nature, we produce bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid under our concept of beauty, health, and nature. In creating our products, our skilled craftsmen use specialized techniques using earthen furnaces used since long ago. How do we create genuine bamboo charcoal and high-quality pyroligneous acid that meets the standards of the customer?
The answers we found simply came from the ingredient, “bamboo,” and how it’s grown. We grow Moso bamboo deep in the mountains of warm Miyazaki where there is no pollution. With our commitment and confidence in the ingredients we use, we are able to make high-quality bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.
To clear the strict quality and safety standards of Japanese department stores, we continue to make our charcoal using burning techniques that no machine can do to create high-quality bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.
Since our establishment, we’ve continued to use particular ingredients, fuel, and manufacturing methods with a goal to answer the customers to be environmentally friendly without compromising the high quality of our bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.
Agricultural Corporation Takesuminosato Co., Ltd.
|Company Name||Agricultural Corporation Takesuminosato Co., Ltd.|
|Head Office, Bamboo Charcoal Factory||3845-16 Fukadoshi, Higashimorokatagun Kunitomicho, Miyazaki|
|Cosmetics Factory||4325 Kitatakanabe, Koyugun Takanabecho, Miyazaki|
|President||Representative Director Koichiro Iida|
|10/1997||Established (capital of 3,000,000yen)
Minoru Iida became president
Received license to become an agricultural production organization
|3/1999||Forestry Agency accepts application in conducting forestry business|
|4/2002||Joint project with Miyazaki University researching bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.|
|4/2003||Admission of researcher from Takaoka-cho (present day Miyazaki City) to execute river purification experiments|
|2/2005||Agriculture management improvement plan recognized in accordance with an agriculture management law.|
|4/2005||Approved for grant to develop manufacturing technology|
|6/2005||Received license to manufacture and sell cosmetics
Capital increased to 10,000,000 yen
|6/2005||Research projects relating to bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid in collaboration with The Miyazaki Prefecture Industrial Technology Center, as well as with Miyazaki University|
|9/2005||Approval of new business model following the laws of new business activity for SMEs.|
|12/2005||Sales begin of the cosmetic product, LARME NATURELLE, with a base ingredient of bamboo pyroligneous acid|
|1/2006||Received an SME grant from Miyazaki Prefecture|
|9/2006||Joint Project with The Miyazaki Prefecture Industrial Technology Center researching bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.|
|1/2008||Reported to Miyazaki Prefecture regarding charcoal powder being used in livestock feed.|
|4/2008||Sales begin of the health supplement “Genki no Kurotsubu”|
|12/2008||Koichiro Iida becomes president|
|5/2009||Sales begin of the food additive, Takesumi Powder|
|2/2010||Received license to manufacture cosmetics|
|10/2011||Implementation of the Miyazaki Recycle Authorization System to improve quality of products|
We deliver safe and reliable bamboo charcoal, because of our furnaces
While Miyazaki is one of the few major timber prefectures, there is still fear of destruction of forest environments.
Our workshop is gentle towards the environment while using the abundance of bamboo in the prefecture to make bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid.
Starting with our bamboo charcoal pillows and deodorizer, cosmetic and food supplements have also been developed using bamboo charcoal and pyroligneous acid which are all being sold at department stores throughout Japan. Along with promoting Miyazaki, through these sales, we strive to contribute to bamboo forest maintenance and the conservation of forest environments.
1. Bamboo logging
Only use Moso bamboo over 4 years old from Kunitomi Town
2. Splitting, removal of nodes, and binding
Only high-quality moso bamboo is selected
3. Bamboo drying
Dried naturally for at least 3 months to settle the moisture
4. Place in furnace & start the fire
Bamboo is placed in an earthen furnace so there is no remaining space, then it is lit on fire.
5. Burning of bamboo charcoal and extraction of pyroligneous acid
Bamboo is carefully burned for about a month to create bamboo charcoal
6. Removal from kiln & selection of bamboo charcoal
Only good quality charcoal is selected
Separated into categories of food, cosmetic, bedding, deodorizing, building material, or agriculture.