The Microbiome Center is located in Otaru, Hokkaido, a clean area.
Research on natural fermentation is performed at the Microbiome Center
through the production of raw materials and the development of fermented materials.
Exhibition space info
At the Microbiome Center, fermented plant
that have been fermented for more
than 1 year and
fermented cosmetics from
LG Household & Health (LG H&H)
Care are available for customers to experience.
room View the chronology, history, and technology of the long-serving, intensified natural fermentation research of LG.
room In this research space, you can see the current performance and future potential of fermentation research accomplished through countless numbers of experiments.
room This is a place where clean plant ingredients are used as starter materials for fermentation without any additives, representing a space where the secret of natural fermentation begins.
room It is a space that shows the process by which strictly selected plants undergo fermentation and maturation for 1 year, and the subsequent production of effective fermentation ingredients.
A space where fermentation energy
The Microbiome Center was built in Otaru,
a historic port city in Hokkaido,
at the northernmost
pristine region of Japan.
This is the center where LG H&H’s fermentation
research has begun anew.
from over 30 years of experience and
Japan’s developed fermentation technology
For a more beautiful future,
we conduct fermentation research to promote
the beauty of customers worldwide.
With the vitality of nature transmitted to the skin,
we are building a global research platform
for natural fermentation.
Research on naturally fermented plant raw materials
Researching traditional Japanese plant enzymes and developing effective ingredients for the skin based on regional traditions.
Microbiome & metabolite research
We develop natural fermentation-based materials by discovering microbiome dynamics and effective ingredients.
Research on skin efficacy by discovering the active ingredients of naturally fermented materials in collaboration with research institutes located in Hokkaido.
Establishment of a strain library
within the Center
We secure our own strains that produce raw materials for fermentation and we are building a library of strains showing skin efficacy from traditional Japanese fermentation sources.
Collaboration with raw material companies in Japan
We have established a natural fermentation production system, which is used to share technical information.
Global research platform
We are building a global network to
expand the fermentation concept specialized for each country.
Center establishment planning and research
LG Household & Health Care
fermentation exhibition and research
〒047-0001 19-25 Wakatake-cho,
Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan
13-minute walk from the north square exit
of Otaru-Chikko Station on the JR Hakodate Main Line
TEL +81-(0)13-421-2230 FAX +81-(0)13-421-2231View in Google Maps