Benkyodo Company is a family owned and operated business and has been since it first opened as one of the original businesses in Japantown in 1906.
On June 24th, 2006, Benkyodo proudly celebrated its 100th anniversary.
On May 28th, 2008, Benkyodo was chosen by Assemblyman Mark Leno of the 13th Assembly District as the recipient of the California Small Business of the Year award.
Benkyodo In The News
Benkyodo Company is an active participant in the local community, and has been featured in many local newspapers and magazines. We are proud of our history and recognition, and hope to continue making confections and serving the community for years to come.
SF Benkyodo Gets Statewide Recognition
San Francisco Japantown's Benkyodo was one of 80 recipients of the California Small Business of the Year award at a ceremony held May 28 in Sacramento.
2007 (San Francisco Bay Guardian)
2007 Best of the Bay: Tuning In
BEST JAPANESE TREATS
The Okamura brothers of Japantown's Benkyodo Co. continue a rich tradition of confectionery pleasure that began when their grandfather opened the original shop in 1906
4/2006 (San Francisco Magazine)
125 Best Things to Eat
11 Kinako Mochi Benkyo-Do
12/2003 (Sunset Magazine)
Mad about mochi: celebrate the Japanese New Year with a traditional treat - Travel