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Baking in Japan: A Woman Operates a Mountain Bakery with Wood-Fired Oven and Hand Kneading

As I delve into the enchanting world of baking here in Japan, I am thrilled to share my unique experiences running a mountain bakery. With a wood-fired oven and the art of hand kneading, every loaf holds a story waiting to be told. Join me on this culinary journey where tradition and innovation converge to create flavors that captivate the senses.

Baking in Japan: A Woman’s Mountain Bakery Journey


Hi there! I’m Lisa, the proud owner of Kisan Seisakusho bakery, nestled in the serene mountains of Japan. Let me take you on a delightful journey through the heart and soul of my bakery, where every loaf of bread tells a story.

Passion Ignited in Childhood

I was merely a kindergarten student when I had my first taste of “Country bread.” Little did I know that this simple encounter would ignite a passion for baking that would shape my future.

Embracing Tradition in Modern Baking

At Kisan Seisakusho, I believe in the art of hand-kneading every bread dough. Rejecting modern machines, I embrace tradition, allowing me to control fermentation conditions with a personal touch that sets my baked goods apart.

Variety of Leavens

I experiment with various leavens to infuse unique flavors into my creations. Sourdough, Raisin yeast liquid (sugar-free), and Rice and Koji leaven are just some of the types I use, each adding a distinct character to the bread.

Wood-Fired Oven Magic

The heart of my bakery lies in my wood-fired oven, where the magic happens. Each loaf of bread and every batch of cookies is baked to perfection, infusing them with a rich, smoky flavor that transports you to rustic bliss.

A Blend of Cultures

My journey in baking took me across borders, training at Munakata-do in Okinawa and Chantou La Vie in Normandy, France. These experiences have enriched my techniques, blending Japanese precision with French finesse.


In the picturesque mountains of Japan, Kisan Seisakusho stands as a testament to my love for baking. Every creation that emerges from my wood-fired oven is a labor of passion, a blend of tradition and innovation that I am proud to share with you.


  1. How did you develop your passion for baking?
  2. What sets your bakery apart from others in Japan?
  3. Can visitors experience the baking process at Kisan Seisakusho?
  4. What inspired your unique selection of leavens?
  5. How can customers support your bakery beyond purchasing your products?

Thank you for joining me on this journey through my mountain bakery, where the aroma of freshly baked bread lingers in the crisp mountain air!

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