Company Profile

Company Name Takada Seed Co., Ltd.
Founded 1868 (Meiji 1)
Established August 9, 1949 (Showa 24)
Head Office 3-10, 8-chome Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City 531-0041
TEL: 06-6353-0551(s) / FAX: 06-6357-1938
Office Kita Ward, Osaka City, 3-chome Higashi Yodogawa Warehouse Nagara 3-17
Izumisano breeding farm, 898-1, Kaizuka City, Osaka Prefecture
CEO Akira Takada
Capital 10 million yen
Bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Business Details Breeding and production of seeds and seedlings for wholesale,
agriculture and horticulture material Wholesale and food manufacturing wholesale
Japan Seed Trade Association, Osaka Seed Trade Associaion, Kansai Grain Dealers Cooperative, Osaka Grain Business Union International Seed Federation (ISF)
The Asia and Pacific Association (APSA)
Main Products 【Seedlings】
Seeds for onions and other specialty vegetables of Osaka among others
Various types of vegetable seedlings, specialty crops, horticultural seeds,
bulbs,and flower and fruit tree seedlings
【Agricultural and horticultural materials】
Soil, pesticides, and growing materials
Tanba Black Soybeans, Tamba Dainagon, Hokkaido soybeans,
azuki red beans, green beans, and others Imported grains
【Food Products】
Grains for home-use, processed bean products and others Company Overview Page


We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued patronage.
In the first year of the Meiji era, we opened a seed shop "Tanesa" at Tenma Market in Osaka.
It has been more than 150 years since the opening.

At that time, there were many farmers in Osaka city, and they bought our seeds, pesticides,
and fertilizers from our shop. That was the beginning of our business.
After World War Ⅱ, more and more economics grew, and the number of farmers has decreased in Osaka.
Reducing the number of farmers means reducing the number of customers.

With these circumstances, we changed our business field from domestic to overseas,
and now we are developing various vegetable varieties such as in-house developed onion
varieties. We export more than 40 countries all over the world.
In 1985 Takada Seed formed the alliance with Rijk Zwaan in the Netherlands and developed various vegetable seeds such as lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, colored peppers, and cucumbers.

At the same time we focused on "beans", both seeds and foods too.
We have been engaged in contract production and sales. In particular,
‘Tanba black soybeans’ and ‘Tanba Dainagon Azuki beans’ are widely used for New Year's celebrations in Japan.
Right now we are handling hundreds of tons of millet annually.
Also, for processed foods, mainly beans, we are going to various business formats such as mass retailers, wholesale companies, and side dish makers nationwide.

Covid-19 has transformed everything, including lifestyle, work styles, and relationships with people.
‘Old Normal’ is a common sense of the past, and we are entering an unprecedented era that no one has ever experienced.
Among them, the experience and network cultivated as a long-established seed company in Osaka, the "customer view" that has been maintained since the company was founded.
With the motto of "flexible" and "challenge," we would like to continue to be involved in "agriculture" and "food."

Takada Seed Co., Ltd.
CEO Akita Takada