Matoba Suisan, nestled in Makurazaki at the southern tip of Kyushu, Japan, is a traditional producer of katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna), vital for authentic dashi. Led by the third-generation Matoba-san, they uphold time-honored methods, eschewing modern shortcuts to ensure superior quality. Their katsuobushi, crafted by skilled artisans, embodies the depth and umami essential for the perfect dashi. Matoba Suisan's commitment to tradition and quality honors the legacy of Japanese cuisine, offering a taste that is both authentic and unmatched. For more information, visit The Japanese Pantry.