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Design June, 18 2012

Who Designed That Soy-Sauce Dispenser?

These are the kind of stories that we love reading about, so we thought we would share it with you. Anybody who has ever eaten Chinese/Japanese, anywhere in the world, has come across the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser. A design that is timeless and so deeply rooted and connected to soy sauce, we cannot even imagine not seeing it anymore.

Well, the New York Times now researched the guy who actually designed it. Kenji Ekuan co-founded the design firm G.K. Design in Tokyo in 1952. Next to the Akita bullet train and Yamaha motorbikes he also designed the Kikkoman soy-sauce dispenser, introduced in 1961 and since then in production.

Read the entire article here.

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