杉浦 嘉信（すぎうら よしのぶ）
Mrin(Japanese sweet sake) maker
In 1966, he was born as the third successor of Japanese sweet sake ‘mirin’ maker in Hekinan, Aichi, Japan. Not wanting to follow his destiny, he went far away from home for a university in Tokyo and started working there. However, since his father was about to go bankrupt, he decided to succeed in the company against his will. While fighting and struggling with a dying company, he unexpectedly found a genuine ‘mikawa-mirin’ (pure mirin originally from Mikawa region) recipe written by his grandfather, the founder of the company. Believing in this miracle for the company’s comeback, he reproduced his grandpa’s original ‘mikawa-mirin.’ Now he energetically promotes his ‘mirin’ not only as a traditional seasoning for Japanese cuisines but also as natural sweetness without sugar for various possibilities.