OUR HISTORY

1947

・安間美寿(1901-1980) 安間香辛料商店 創業

1947

・Establishment of YASUMA Koshinryo Store by Yoshikazu Yasuma (1901-1980)

The shop sold spices, caramel for food colour, etc., with sauce and curry producers as its main customers.

Exterior of YASUMA Koshinryo store  at the time of founding  store

Exterior of YASUMA Koshinryo store  at the time of founding  store

1950

1951

・Completion of the first factory  (on the current grounds of the head office)

Factory at the time of founding

Factory at the time of founding

1960

1960

・Reorganised as YASUMA Koshinryo CO.,LTD.

Red bell pepper harvest in Hungary

Red bell pepper harvest in Hungary

・Start of import and sales of paprika powder from HungaryStart of import and sales of tomato powder from Germany

1960

・Start of import and sales of paprika powder from Hungary

1966

・Start of import and sales of tomato powder from Germany

・Start of import and sales of paprika powder from HungaryStart of import and sales of tomato powder from Germany

1967

・Launch of  “Garpet ,” a grated garlic paste that can be stored at room temperature

1970

・安間美寿(1901-1980) 安間香辛料商店 創業

1974

・Completed construction and commenced operetions at new factory in YOKOHAMA

・Completed construction and commenced operetions at new factory in YOKOHAMA

1978

・Appointment of Tetsuo Yasuma (1934-2003) as President and CEO

・Appointment as Chairman of the All Nippon Spice Association (-1994)

mascot Start of sales of small-bottle spices

1974

・Start of sales of MASCOT small-bottle spices

1975

・Start of sales of MASCOT “Home-Made Curry,” MASCOT “Salad Elegance,” and dried beans including garbanzo beans.

1980

1984

・Start of import and wholesale sales of wine

・Start of import and sales of frozen green peppers from India

Start of import and sales of frozen green peppers from India

1985

・Establishment of MASCOT FOODS CO., LTD.

1986

・Opened the OSAKA branch

1987

・Completed construction and commenced operation at new factory in SHIZUOKA

1987

・Start of sales of “Ginger Pet,” grated ginger that can be stored at room temperature

・Renewal of packaging for MASCOT small-bottle spices

・Launch of MASCOT
"The Madras(curry Paste)"
(current MASCOT
"Indo no Aji(curry Paste)")

ワインの輸入卸販売スタート

1988

・Reorganised as YASUMA CO.,LTD.

・Publication of translation of "Herb and Spice Dictionary

スパイス・ハーブの魅力を広く伝えようと、食品専門誌や業界誌などに執筆啓蒙活動に力を注いだ

In order to broadly communicate the appeal of spices and herbs, the company made efforts to enhance awareness through published pieces in food-related specialty publications and industry publications.

1989

・Opening of spice wholesaler "L'Epicier "

1988

・Change of product
name from MASCOT
"The Madras"
to MASCOT "Indo no Aji"

mascot「ザ・マドラス」を「印度の味」に商品名変更

・At a time when wine in Japan was primarily from France, the company contracted with Mountadam Vineyards of Australia to become its Japanese importer and master distributor.

フリーズドライハーブ輸入販売スタート

1990

Opened  first spice wholesale specialty shop in Japan (now closed) at time of the opening of the Ota Wholesale Market

Opened  first spice wholesale specialty shop in Japan (now closed) at time of the opening of the Ota Wholesale Market

1994

・Publication of Healthy Indian Cooking

1990

・Start of import and sales of
freeze-dried herbs

Start of import and sales of freeze-dried herbs

1993

・Start of import and sales of frozen herbs

1997

・Completion of curry building at Shizuoka Factory

1997

・Launch of MASCOT “Alumina Spice (in bag)"

1998

・Launch of paprika coloring
preparation for animal feed

1999

・Release of MASCOT "ONION CONFIT"

2000

mascot「塩シリーズ」発売

2000

・Release of MASCOT "Salt Series"

2001

mascot 小瓶スパイス

「印度の味」のパッケージデザインを刷新

・Redesign of
package design for MASCOT"Indo no Aji"
small-bottle spice

安間百合子(1935-2017) 代表取締役社長に就任

2002

・Appointment of Yuriko Yasuma (1935-2017) as President and CEO

mascot「バートイシュル・オーストリアアルプスの岩塩」輸入販売スタート

2002

・Start of import and sales of "Bad Ischler
Austrian Alps Rock Salt"

2003

・Opened Shizuoka R&D centre

2003

・Launch of MASCOT "One Bouillon Series"

mascot オーネブイヨンシリーズ 発売

安間敏朗(1965-2007)代表取締役 COO に就任

2005

・Appointment of Toshio Yasuma (1965-2007) as Representative and COO

2006

・Opening of spice specialty shop "POIVRIER"

日本で初めてのスパイスブレンダーが常駐するスパイス専門店をオープン(現在は閉店)

Opening of first spice specialty shop in Japan
(now closed)

2007

・Appointment of Toshio Yasuma as chairman of the All Nippon Spice Association

mascot「四川の味」発売

2005

・Launch of MASCOT
"Shisen no Aji"

2010

2012

・Opened New Head office Building

mascot「印度の味」バターチキン 発売

2010

・Launch of MASCOT
"Indo no Aji <Butter Chicken>"

mascot「印度の味」バターチキン 発売

・Launch of MASCOT "Pakora Mix"




MASCOT "Crispy Fried Chicken Mix"




「パコラミックス」「クリスピーフライドチキンミックス」発売

2016

・Redesign of package design for MASCOT "Alumina Spice (in bag)"

mascot「アルミナスパイス(袋入)」のパッケージデザインを刷新

2017

・Appointed Kaori Yasuma as President



2018

・30th anniversary of the
launch of Mascot "Indo no Aji"

mascot「印度の味」発売30周年

2019

・Joined the POKKA SAPPORO FOOD & BEVERAGE LTD.Group Absorption-style merger with MASCOT FOODS CO.,LTD.