In 1899, our founder, Ichitaro Kanie, cultivated his first tomatoes and other foreign vegetables in his family plot in Japan. A few short years later, he was producing tomato purees, ketchups and Worcestershire sauces and Kagome was born.
"Kagome" refers to our agricultural roots, coming from the name of a bamboo lattice pattern used in everyday containers and baskets in old Japan.
Nowadays, we produce a colorful variety of fruit and vegetable products such as sauces, drinks, ready-to-eat meals and probiotics. But we've never strayed from our founder's principles of making great tasting foods that are true to nature.