“Yamasen” won
the Good Design
Gold Award


in preparation.




Often referred to as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a highlights reel of rich African landscape. Empowered by the vibrance of its young and growing population, the country is on the cusp of transformative economic growth. Uganda has a history of overcoming challenges, and so does Japan, a country at the opposite end of the spectrum with an aged population and mature technology. Both countries are at their turning points, and our mission is to unlock values from meshing two complimentary cultural and societal traits.



Authentic Japanese Restaurant with Ugandan ingredients


This is the first restaurant in Kampala operated by a Japanese chef. Applying seasonings and cooking methods that are unique to Japanese culinary art, we showcase the delicacies from Ugandan soil and water. We place great importance on long-term relationships with producers through direct purchases, and sustainable development of the Ugandan food service industry via efforts such as utilizing leftover food and ingredients as crop feeds.


Farm to Table

We operate “Farm to Table”, a fresh food and processed goods store within our commercial facility. We also exports sesame seeds and shea butter to Japan. We wish to help close the economic gap between urban and rural areas, by connecting the rapidly developing capital city of Kampala and farming villages where people can maintain their traditional lifestyle.


New Landmark in Kampala

Tank Hill Park is a Good Design Award 2020 Gold Prize winning commercial facility designed by a Japanese architect. It houses one of the most popular cafes in the region, an accessory store run by a Japanese entrepreneur that sells bags using traditional African prints, and uniquely attractive tenants. We bring everyone in the area together.



  • 宮下英美子
    Fumiko Miyashita
    Managing Director
    1988 Born in Ishikawa, Japan
    2011 Joined the agri start-up Saka no Tochu Co., Ltd in Kyoto, Japan
    2014 Graduated from Kyoto University (MA in Cultural Anthropology)
    2014 Established Saka no Tochu East Africa Co., Ltd in Kampala, Uganda
    2015 Founded COTS COTS LIMITED
    2017 Taken over the business of Saka no Tochu in Uganda to COTS COTS LTD.
  • 山口愉史
    Yoshifumi Yamaguchi
    Head of Restaurant Department
    1981 Born in Kyoto, Japan
    2010 Established the restaurant “YAMASEN” in Kyoto by taking over the restaurant “TAKEUCHI” from the master
    2015 Shifted to Uganda
    2015 Founded COTS COTS LIMITED
    2018 Opened YAMASEN Japanese Restaurant in Kampala
    2021 Opened TEK TEK Kitchen in Kampala
  • 清水政宏
    Masahiro Shimizu
    Managing Director
    1981 Born in Aichi, Japan
    2006 Graduated from Kyoto University (BA in Economics)
    2006 Joined BNP Paribas Tokyo Branch
    2012 Joined Hedge Fund in Singapore
    2015 Founded COTS COTS LIMITED
  • 宮本和昌
    Kazumasa Miyamoto
    Managing Director
    1981 Born in Osaka, Japan
    2009 Joined JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Overseas Cooperation Volunteers program
    2010 Established AISUD (Agriculture Innovation for Sustainable Development – Uganda) in Uganda
    2011 Appointed as a managing director of SARAYA East Africa
    2015 Founded COTS COTS LIMITED
    2016 Shifted to Nairobi
  • 小林一行
    Ikko Kobayashi
    1981 Born in Hyogo, Japan
    2006 Graduated from Tokyo City University
    Department of architecture (BA)
    2009 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of architecture (MA)
    2011 Established TERRAIN architects with Fumi Kashimura
    2015 Founded COTS COTS LIMITED


P.O.Box 10144 Kampala, Uganda


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