Originally founded in 1923 as Kuramoto General Store, Kuramoto Ice was established during the third generation of family ownership, when we decided to focus solely on manufacturing high-quality ice for restaurants and bars. Since then, our company has embraced customer feedback, continuously adjusted our products to satisfy our customers’ needs, and developed exquisite and highly functional ice. One such product is “Kachiwari L.” Originally, many cocktail bars in Japan would purchase blocks of ice that they then cut to desired size. Aiming to simplify our customers’ operations, in 1970 Kuramoto Ice started offering “Kachiwari L,” large-sized artisanal hand-cracked ice (about the size of a fist). Currently, we offer custom cuts to meet a variety of customers’ needs. In 2015, we established a new ice manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 10 tons a day and strengthened our hygiene and safety protocols so that our customers can fully enjoy our high-quality ice with peace of mind.