We have named our tomatoes and the processed products derived from them 'Shiokonen no Megumi' (Blessings of Four Billion Years) in the hope that both consumers and those involved will be blessed with happiness. This name is inspired by the local pristine water used during cultivation, known as 'Shiokonen no Megumi Hyakusen' (One Hundred Selected Pristine Waters of the Heisei Era), which we use during cultivation. We have also registered it as a trademark on October 14, 2016.

We meticulously harvest each tomato from a tree that can only be harvested for about four months from July to November. We pick them at the perfect timing when they are fully ripe. We deliver these carefully harvested tomatoes and products made from them to everyone. We also offer fresh tomatoes for sale. Please feel free to contact us for more information.


~Why 400 million years of Megumi~?
Our farm is situated at the foot of 'Gionyama,' a mountain believed to have risen from the sea floor approximately 430 million years ago, during an era when Kyushu was still submerged. During cultivation, we utilize the pristine local water known as the 'Droplets of Four Billion Years,' which is said to have originated from that ancient period
We named it 'Four Billion Years of Blessings' with the hope that happiness will come to those who consume it and those who are involved in its cultivation.

At first, driven by our desire to reduce waste, we attempted to commercialize tomato sauce using non-standard tomatoes that couldn't be shipped due to their appearance. However, our desire to deliver delicious and authentic flavors to our customers led us to embark on the development of tomato sauce using the same traditional cooking tomatoes used in Italy.

The recipe is a traditional one passed down directly from Italian mothers! We want everyone, from small children to the elderly, to enjoy it with peace of mind. Our tomato sauce contains no artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives. You can easily savor the authentic taste of Italy in the comfort of your home.

  • Mount Gion, said to have risen from the sea floor approximately 4.3 billion years ago

  • The local renowned water, referred to as the 'Droplets of Four Billion Years.'

  • Our in-house cultivated Italian tomatoes, San Marzano Rieserba, are the foundations of deliciousness. They are rich in umami or tasty components such as glutamic acid and GABA, with a distinctive mild acidity. Belonging to the category of processing tomatoes suitable for heating and simmering, we started cultivating them in 2014 with the aspiration of delivering the authentic taste of Italy to our customers, beginning with just 100 seedlings.

  • Every year, we have gradually been increasing our cultivation and production, and in 2017, we challenged the conventional notion that processing tomatoes, considered not delicious when eaten raw, could be transformed. Our commitment to having everyone recognize the succulence of fresh tomatoes was appreciated when we received the Food Action Nippon Award, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

About our Tomato’s

Manufacturing process


  • 400 Million Years of Megumi “Red Jewel” Tomato Sauce

    Carefully nurtured in our own farm, these Italian tomatoes, fully ripened under the abundant sunlight, are slowly simmered for two days without adding water.
    Experience the freshness as if you were biting into the tomato itself, savoring the true, vibrant taste.
    ※We do not use any artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives.

  • 400 Million Years of Megumi “Black Jewel” Gibier Sauce

    Slow-cooked in local red wine, this healthy and high-protein dish features domestically sourced lean wild boar meat, abundant locally grown vegetables, and fully ripened Italian tomatoes. It is simmered for two days in the richness of Gokase wine.
    Simply toss it with boiled pasta, and you can enjoy a delicious Bolognese. It's a delightful dish that the whole family, including children, can savor together.
    ※We do not use any artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives.

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Record of Awards

  • The Italian tomatoes 'San Marzano Riserva' used in our sauce were selected as one of the 100 choices from various local products across Japan at the Food Action Nippon Awards 2017, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

  • We won the Best Award at the 1st Team Chef Competition, and in the 2nd Team Chef Competition, we were honored with the Team Chef Award.

  • Our tomato sauce and game sauce, crafted with the concept of 'Food, Agriculture, and Tourism' as the pillars of excellence, achieved a double win in the 'Cuisine Kingdom 100 Selections 2018.' These products underwent rigorous evaluation by 20 food professionals, including top chefs and buyers.

Who is Gion Aguri Mama?

The mother engaged in agriculture at the foot of 'Gionyama.
Our motto is to deliver the reassuring taste of 'mom's cooking' that everyone, from children to the elderly, can enjoy it with confidence.
Applying her experience as a rural women's advisor,
she is dedicated to the theme of 'stylish farming,' embracing the joy of learning about agricultural production.

To add value to non-standard products that cannot be shipped,
In 2011, we established the processing facility Gion Agri Mama, giving birth to our tomato sauce.

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