The History of BANKAKU

Bankaku Main Store in 1955
Bankaku Main Store in 1955

 

The history of BANKAKU Co., Ltd. began when the founder, Kakujirou Ban, established operations.

The company name, BANKAKU, comes from the name of the founder, KAKU-jirou BAN.

BANKAKU with more than 120-years of history, held on to the motto, "What's more a shrimp cracker than BANKAKU?"

Kakujirou Ban improved on traditional recipes and created a new kind of shrimp cracker by baking them over charcoal fire.

In 1966, the shrimp crackers were named YUKARI ( which means ties and relationship ).

Since then, YUKARI have been widely given as gifts.

Founder Kakujirou Ban
Founder Kakujirou Ban