When Mrs. Masako Chiba was 40 years old, she opened a beauty salon in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Since then during the period of 20 years many clients aged from 20's to 70's have visited her salon.
Nowadays the hot subject in her chat with clients is "foods." In getting old, you think more about the health. "What are good foods for the body?" "How they should be taken?" In such topics, she often talks about "Pikamin," a refreshing π-health drink with three kinds of vinegar.
"I live with my daughter and her family. We drink "Pikamin" by adding homemade apple juice and vegetable juice every day. All of us like "Pikamin" and we usually consume 4 liters per month. It must always be with our life."
Mild sweetness of "Pikamin" is her favorite taste. It is their customs to drink diluted "Pikamin" as a finish glass after drinking beer with her family. She noticed that drinking "Pikamin" is good to avoid hangover and she feels light in the next morning after drinking. Her granddaughter Kazuhi takes "Pikamin" with water in her pot whenever she goes out. She likes the "juice" very much.
Recently she challenges cooking with "Pikamin." Its mild sour tastes and fruit flavor match to some foods and she is now making original recipes that will be presented to her clients.
"Pikamin can be used as a seasoning for various foods. Of course it is good for keeping health. I am enjoying thinking the new recipe with "Pikamin" when cooking something in the kitchen."
Her daughter Kazumi says, "My mother is very busy for doing housework, cooking, and her own job. But she always keeps in high spirit. I am really proud of her. I wish I could follow her way." Kazuhi often joins her mother and grandmother in the kitchen together. The high spirit of Masako and her home tastes shall be taken over from a mother to a daughter.