Within photographs and videos taken by tourists visiting Japan increasing daily,
food samples are taken quite often.
Food samples are models of dishes displayed in restaurants show windows. Although it is familiar to people living in Japan, it can not be seen in countries other than part of Asia including Japan. It seems to be a very interesting thing for first-time visitors to Japan. Also, for people who can not read the Japanese menu, those samples are very convenient since they can confirm the menu visually before entering the restaurant.
Food samples were born in Japan at the end of the Taisho Era and have grown as a culture unique to Japan.
Since then, food samples have been directing the colorful and rich food culture of Japan. The advanced manufacturing technology is still inherited by the Japanese craftsmen, starting with wax as the material, and now using synthetic resin and continuing to evolve.
The model of the dish made by skilled craftsmen would be one of the Made in Japan that would be of great interest to people involved in overseas restaurants and fast food management.
Under the brand name " Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya ", Iwasaki Co., Ltd. offers fun products and services every day, and is East Japan corporation of Iwasaki group, No. 1 of food sample share with the history of 86 years since founding. As a leading company in the industry, we mainly work on food samples, plan and produce a wide range of sales promotion tools such as menu books and billboards, and support the restaurant business for many years as a sales promotion professional. Also, recently, we have been focusing on food sample self-handiwork experience at the Kappa-bashi store located in Kappa-bashi Dogu-gai and producing souvenirs for travelers as well.