● About Kobe Beef Shop

There are so many questions about Kobe Beef. “Where can I eat Kobe Beef?” or “Where can I buy Kobe Beef?” In 2007, Kobe Beef was registered as a Regional Corrective Trademark by Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association. In this Association, all breeding farms, fattening farms and traders of Kobe Beef are to be designated and registered. Furthermore all wholesale stores, retail stores and restaurants of the Association are to display their designated registration certificate and bronze statue as the member’s proof at their shop front. This statue shows that the store has a qualification to deal with Kobe Beef. Please visit our member’s stores and enjoy genuine Kobe Beef.


Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association. 

Association Official Website:


● Article in The Olympian about HBCC event: taiko drummer Yuichi Kimura's visit to Lacey! 

"Talented visiting taiko drummer conducts Saint Martin's workshop" (see article)


taiko drummer


● Seattle Times article on Washington and Hyogo's 50th Anniversary: 

"Washington, Japan’s Hyogo mark 50-year relationship" (see article)


hyogo's 50th anniversary