Greeting from the President

Akanemaru is a sweetened bean paste retailer established in Showa 15 (1940).

Our company came into being in Showa 15, just as Japan was being pulled into war.

In May of our first year, sugar distribution was rationed and the procurement of raw materials were barely affordable. However, many from that time report that all Akanemaru employees united to keep the company together and the factory operating. Such has always been our desire to deliver a delicious sweet bean paste that touches the heart of the Japanese people.

In more recent years, Akanemaru has added to its history as a food manufacturer by including sweetened bean pastes for professional-use and our five-color “Akanemaru Goshoku” Anko pancakes to our repertoire. As always, the best selected beans are used for our pastes.

Going forward, we intend to work hard on new and better product creation for an expanding market. We hope we can continue to receive your kind cooperation and support.

Company Profile

Sales CompanyAkanemaru Co., Ltd.
RepresentativeKatsuhiko Hojo
2-13-15 Daido Tennoji-ku, Osaka city, Osaka 543-0052
TEL:0120-506-108 (Reception hours: 9:00~17:00) 
FAX:06-4303-3056 (Reception hours: 24 hours)

Tokyo branch
215 Kamihikona, Misato city, Saitama Prefecture 341-0004
TEL:048-953-6781 FAX:048-953-6782
Capitalization10 million yen
Corporate MissionSales of sweet bean pastes, Japanese and Western style confectionaries, baked products.
URL web addresshttps://www.akanemaru.co.jp/
Major delivery destinationsRyoshoku, Kokubu, Aeon Group, Toho, Wasou Sohonzan Shitennoji, JR West,
Kiyosuku, JR Tokai Kiyosuku, JR West Shoji, ANA Shoji, Kintetsu Retail service, Jarlux,
Iwaseesta, Kaneka Food Sales and Kaneka Group, Obhihirokawa Nishi Ariculture
Cooperative Tokyo Branch, Donq, Sanwa Sangyo, Sato Shokai, Shindo, Fujishoku, Sakurai, Tanabe Shoji, Daiwa Sangyo, Nissho Iwai, Maruhishi, Ikeden, Meiji Foods, Art Coffee (titles omitted, without honorifics, random order)
Major suppliersOnishi Shoji, Yamato Sangyo, Obihiro Kawanishi Agricultural Cooperative Tokyo Branch, Hokuren, Honshu Can, Tanabe Shoji, Yamae Kuno, Meiraku
(titles omitted, without honorifics, random order)
ManufacturingDainagon Co.,Ltd.
RepresentativeKatsuhiko Hojo
LocationHead Manufacturing Factory
2-13-15, Daido, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka 543-0052

Tokyo Manufacturing Factory
215 Kamihikona, Misato city, Saitama Prefecture 341-0004

 Yokkaichi Manufacturing Factory
6289 Kitagawara, Chishaku-cho, Yokkaichi-city, Mie Prefecture 512-1212
FoundedShowa 15 (1940)
Capitalization26.07 million yen
Corporate MissionSales of sweet bean pastes, Japanese and Western style confectionaries, baked products.
Major deliveriesAkanemaru Co., Ltd.


1940 (Showa 15)Founded in Kuwazu, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka as Hojo Brewery, limited company.
During the war, operations were suspending owing to shortage of sugar.
Continued with development and manufacture of sweetened bean paste-related products, focusing on Azuki beans. After war, opened manufacturing factory in Nandaimon-Yoko, Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku.
1951 (Showa 26) Named Osaka Hojo Seianjo Co., Ltd.
1987 (Showa 62)Opened Tokyo Sales office
1989 (Heisei 1)Tokyo manufacturing factory began operation
1991 (Heisei 3) “Akanemaru Goshoku Dorayaki” sales began / Akanemaru Kurashiki branch opened
1993 (Heisei 5) Began sales of various “Dorayaki” products
1998 (Heisei 10) Tengachaya branch opened (closed in 2013)
2000 (Heisei 12)Radio commercial broadcasts started
2001 (Heisei 13)TV commercial broadcasts started
“Dorayaki Japanese confectionery mail order main store site (currently Akanemaru Honpo online shopping)” opened
2007 (Heisei 19)“Anko for Professional Use“site opened
2008 (Heisei 20)Anko site “recipe.com” opened
2017 (Heisei 29) Overseas exports commenced
Obtained ISO22000 certification in May (Dainagon Tokyo Manufacturing Factory)
2019 (June, 1st year of Reiwa)Began selling “Milk Manju Kabukimon”

Information on Akanemaru main store

Akanemaru main store
Near the parking lot of Nandaimon, Shitennoji, 2-13-15 Daido,
Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi ,
Osaka 543-0052

Tokyo branch, Tokyo Manufacturing Factory
215 Kamihikona, Misato city, Saitama Prefecture, 341-0004

Obtained ISO22000 certification

(Dainagon Co., Ltd. Tokyo Manufacturing Factory)

Dainagon Co., Ltd. Tokyo Manufacturing Factory acquired and introduced ISO22000 certification. ISO22000 is an international safety standard that delivers safe and secure food to consumers.

We hold a study session once a month with all manufacturing staff to deepen our knowledge on ISO22000 and to review the manufacturing process.