Yamaki, the Katsuobushi & Dashi Company
For over a century, Yamaki has proudly delivered fragrant, umami-rich bonito flakes to dinner tables worldwide. Bonito flakes form the heart of Japanese cuisine—the very essence of the flavorful fish stock, dashi, that is truly Japan’s soul food.
The history of Yamaki began in 1917, when it was founded by Toyokichi Kido in Iyo, Ehime, Japan. We, Yamaki, have single-mindedly focused on producing the highest quality bonito flakes and Japanese dashi broth aiming to hold true to culinary tradition for over a century. And now, we are a most recognized brand with the top share of the bonito flake market in Japan!
Have you heard of bonito flakes before? Have you tried them? Bonito flakes are a traditional and authentic Japanese food product dating back centuries, made by shaving dried smoked fish into ultra thin flakes. Our mission and our dream is to introduce this authentic, nutritious and distinct seafood product to the American people. Besides bonito flakes, Yamaki has been expanding our product line to broader applications of our production methods. We are one of the top brands for liquid seasonings and powder seasonings, mainly related to Dashi broth, which is a traditional stock widely used for many Japanese dishes, including Miso-soup, Udon-noodle and Ramen broth.
Brands: For over a century, we, Yamaki, have single-mindedly focused on producing the highest quality bonito flakes and Japanese dashi broth aiming to hold true to culinary tradition.