With a diameter and height of 9 meters (29.5 feet) and a capacity of 540,000 liters, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Fundokin's enormous wooden brewing barrel has the Guinness Record for being the world's biggest. Nor that the company would use it as a selling point for its Fundokin World’s Biggest Wooden Barrel Soy Sauce, a limited-edition version of its top soy sauce, coming in a special box featuring a picture of the colossal barrel and a label of the bottle evoking the wood.
This isn't just marketing hype, though: the reason Oita Shoyu Cooperative Company (aka Fundokin Shoyu Co) is using a wooden barrel for its brewing is because this is the way to get the very best out of the just three-plus-one ingredients that make its soy sauce: non-genetically modified domestic soybeans, domestic wheat, salt, and the koji mold used for its fermentation. And with its deep and rich taste and its mellow aroma, just one drop of the Fundokin World's Biggest Wooden Barrel Soy Sauce is enough to make you wonder how you could eat your sushi without it until now!
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