Nagaraen is a confectionery manufacturer that is in its 68th year in business in the city of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture where the 1,300-year-old tradition of cormorant fishing is upheld on the Nagara River. We also make traditional egg senbei marked with our original brand to serve as souvenirs offered at tourist sites or by companies, as well as confectionery for the health and beauty market, such as vegan-friendly plant-based protein bars and nutrition bars with synbiotic functions to improve the intestinal environment. We are confident in the techniques we have accumulated over our 68-year history in processing, blending, and baking vegetables, fruits, and other functional ingredients. The souvenir product that we created for a company using [Apple Fruit Senbei], which we developed using our company's proprietary techniques and manufacturing methods, has been awarded 3 stars—the highest honor—by ITQI (the Superior Taste Award by the International Taste Institute) for 13 years in a row, demonstrating how our flavors are also highly regarded on an international level. We are also able to create our company's products through private brand or original equipment manufacturing with original designs and packaging and we offer free proposals that suit market needs.
In addition, we received Organic JAS certification, which is rare for a Japanese confectionery manufacturer, in March 2019 and started developing and selling new sweets made with organic ingredients. These products are being featured at more and more stores that carry organic products, and we are also able to provide organic sweets that are made in Japan.
Not only do we offer the opportunity for the development and sales of confectionery through this website, we also offer exquisite items that can only be made in Japan using the connections that we have built with our partners since our founding.