Bringing Greek Farmers
Closer to Japan

Bringing Greek Farmers
Closer to Japan

Bringing Greek Farmers
Closer to Japan

Orfey Gardens’ mission is to spread awareness in Japan of what really good olive oil is, the pure nectar of olives. The tremendous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) are well documented. While oil made with either green or black olives is a healthy choice, few people know that the healthiest and highest quality olive oil is made from green olives.

Authentic Greek extra virgin olive oil, made from 100% Greek olives, is low in acidity, high in polyphenols content, and rich in flavor.A true superfood, extra virgin olive oil should tingle your taste buds and excite your soul. We personally select our Greek partner producers to deliver to you the best and most flavorful olive oil available. One taste is a revelation and you will soon develop an awareness for good quality oil and a healthier life.

Family Farm

KYKLOPAS

Our partner Kyklopas is a family farm located in the northern region of Greece. For generations this family has been making olive oil – caring for everything from tree to bottle. Their orchard grows in a clean environment which is far from any pollution and uses the latest production technologies in order to achieve top quality.

The unique olive variety, soil type, climate conditions and farming practices produces a truly unique flavors and gives you the chance to experience a variety of tastes.

From tree
   to bottle

When it comes to high quality olive oil, the best are produced and bottled at the place of farming. Processing, crushing and malaxing the fruit by mechanical means only, followed by immediate packaging of the fresh oil is the best guarantee for lasting quality.

Origin traceability and quality of olive oil on the market today is difficult to discern; many manufacturers blend a variety of olives from many different sources. It is estimated that only about 20% of the olive oil imported to Japan is of high quality.

Our partner takes resposibility for the whole cycle of olive oil production from tree to bottle. And no middle-men are involved – Orfey Gardens is a direct importer and the only distributor of their products in Japan.

Ideal Packaging

At Orfey Gardens, we believe in selling wholesome premium products at reasonable prices. In order to keep prices lower we reduce transportation costs to a minimum without sacrificing quality by packaging the oil in cans. Storing olive oil in cans is the perfect way for keeping the product away from light and humidity, two factors which speed up the aging of fresh olive oil.

But the best way to store fresh oil is to put it in your stomach as fast as possible!

But the best way to store fresh oil is to put it in your stomach as fast as possible!

Orfey Gardens
Hand-crafted
Olive Oil Soaps

Olive oil is amazing!

 

More than just a precious food which adds quality and flavors to our meals, people have used olive oil since antiquity in numerous aspects of daily life – from personal care to household maintenance.

Continuing with that multi-faceted spirit, Orfey Gardens created a collection of handcrafted herbal soaps prepared with EVOO, using a variety of simple soap formulas and no artificial additives or preservatives of any kind.

More than just a precious food which adds quality and flavors to our meals, people have used olive oil since antiquity in numerous aspects of daily life – from personal care to household maintenance.

Continuing with that multi-faceted spirit, Orfey Gardens created a collection of handcrafted herbal soaps prepared with EVOO, using a variety of simple soap formulas and no artificial additives or preservatives of any kind.

The soaps in this collection are two types.

Castile soap is prepared entirely with organic extra virgin olive oil creating a gentle cleansing soap.

Our herbal soaps are created with a variety of oils/fats with natural herbs, spices and other ingredients. The specific combinations of oils, herbal infusions, natural colorants/clays, juices, spices, herbal teas (instead of water), and honey gives each soap unique properties. Some of them are scented with natural essence, others not.

But olive oil is always an irreplaceable ingredient in all of Orfey Gardens Hand-crafted Soaps! 

Oils & Fats

For natural conditioning, cleansing & lather:

  • Olive oil – cold-pressed unripened Koroneiki olives.
  • Coconut oil, Sunflower oil, Sweet almond oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor oil
  • Cocoa butter, Shea Butter, Ghee
Herbs & Other Natural Ingredients:

For enriching, exfoliating and fragrance:

  • Carrots, Honey, Oats, Beer
  • Cinnamon, Coriander, Tumeric
  • Rose, Lavender, Juniper
Popular Soaps

Carrots & Oats – Rich in vitamins and lather!
Beer & Almond – Moisturizing and rich lather!
Cinnamon, Honey & Oats – Excellant exfoliant!
Rose & Lavender – Feels gorgeous!
Jojoba & Juniper – Hydrating and conditioning!

Hand-crafted EVOO Soaps

Learn more & purchase these limited-quantity olive oil soaps at the Orfey Gardens Yahoo! shop (Japanese) or contact us for inquiries in English.
Orfey Gardens Yahoo!ショッピングへ

Welcome to Orfey Gardens

Orfey Gardens Founder

Elena Sugiyama (杉山エレナ)

Orfey Gardens Founder
Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan
Junior Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

Elena Sugiyama (杉山エレナ)

Orfey Gardens Founder
Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan
Junior Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

My name is Elena. I am Bulgarian and have been living in Japan for 15 years.

Greece is known worldwide for producing and consuming the highest quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Tourists from all over the world are in love its quality food which is abundantly soaked in native olive oil. My great love for the rich-flavored Greek authentic extra virgin olive oil dates back to my youth when I spent much time in beautiful Greece. Great food, great vacations.

A storm of new tastes captured my mind when I came to live in Japan 15 years ago. I soon knew that my beloved Greek EVOO can be easily incorporated into Japanese cuisine. It adds its flavours and a fresh fragrance that enhances gourmet delight.

Here I suggest to Japanese admirers of authentic olive oil two unique products from different areas of Greece: Peloponesse in the South, and Alexandrupolis in the North. This set of organoleptic varieties is going to enrich your choice in cooking as well as your palate’s experience. These olive oils by small greek farmers are what they would normally keep for their own use. The taste will capture you and you will love it forever.

Orfey Gardens Partner Producer

KYKLOPAS

A family business for over 30 years, Kyklopas is one of the best producers of extra virgin olive oil in Greece and annually wins awards at the most prestigious international olive oil competitions.

Shop Orfey Gardens

Orfey Gardens is the sole distributor of Kyklopas products in Japan which are currently available in our Yahoo! Shopping store (Japanese only). 
Orfey Gardens Yahoo!ショッピング

Shop Orfey Gardens

Orfey Gardens is the sole distributor of Kyklopas products in Japan which are currently available in our Yahoo! Shopping store (Japanese only). 
Orfey Gardens Yahoo!ショッピング

Please contact us if you need to order in English. (Shipment within Japan only)

ORFEY GARDENS

Our motto is to deliver organically grown products direct from Greek farms to the Japanese consumer.
●Imported directly from the producer
●No middleman
●Nonfiltered oil
●Shipped by air
●Acidity less than 0.5%

ORFEY GARDENS is operated by:
Flex Invest Corporation
2-7-7 Mizuho, Shizuoka City, JAPAN

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Online Shop (Japanese only)

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