This “Stork red and white soap” is made of red rice, an ancient variety cultivated pesticide-free using the white stork–friendly farming method conducted in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, to create a rich environment where both rice and other organisms, such as storks, can thrive. The soap set comes in two colors: a white soap containing red rice extract and a red soap containing plenty of red rice bran. Both are produced without additives and made of natural materials. They are gentle to your skin and can be used with peace of mind by babies as well as the elderly. Moreover, the soap does not harm the environment when it goes down the drain. Believed to bring good luck, red rice was a valuable offering to the Emperor and to the gods in ancient times, and is said to be one of the origins of sekihan (steamed rice with red beans), a Japanese traditional dish eaten in celebratory occasions. Made from safe and secure ecological materials, the Stork red and white soap is not only gentle to the skin, it is also friendly to the environment.
Toyooka is home to white storks, which are said to bring happiness, and we grow safe and secure rice here without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers. In the rice bran of the ancient rice cultivated by the white stork-friendly farming method, you can feel with your heart the blessings of nature fostered by the organisms living there. Our soaps are manufactured by soap craftsmen using traditional skills, and from this additive-free soap, you can sense the gentleness of the craftsmen. Through this product, we hope you will be able to feel the bounty and gentleness of nature, as this is our style of omotenashi.