100% domestic wheat, additive-free dough
We want to spread our safe and secure bakery to the world.

国産小麦100%、 無添加生地の
安全安心なパン屋を世界に広めたい。

Company Information

directly managed store

Freshly Baked Bread Square Liaison

Liaison means "union" or "knot" in French, and was named after our desire to cherish the connection with our customers.

Okayama Kobo Kunitomi Store

The restaurant is always crowded with people waiting in line from morning, and is always full of reservations because freshly baked items are always available and disappear quickly. Our customers are of all ages, and we have a wide variety of menu items to satisfy everyone from the elderly to small children.

Okayama Kobo
Bakery Cafe and Bizen Bar

In addition to the bakery, the adjacent cafe (Okayama Kobo Bakery Cafe) and beer bar (Bizen Beer Bar) are connected to each other, providing a space where customers can enjoy their own meals. Bizen BEER BAR features stoneware from the Bizen City area of Okayama Prefecture to provide an opportunity for foreign customers to learn about the culture of Japan and Okayama Prefecture. We also use additive-free dough and flour from Hokkaido to ensure that our customers can enjoy our products at ease.

Okayama Kobo
Bakery & Cafe DTLA

In January 2022, we opened our second directly operated store, Okayamakobo Bakery Cafe, in the Downtown Los Angeles area. It is located on the first floor of the Miyako Hotel Los Angeles, close to Little Tokyo, a center of Japanese culture. Local and international customers alike enjoy the freshly baked bread and organic coffee from Okayama Kobo.

Liaison Project

Small Bakery
Produce Business

Small Bakery
Produce Business

This is a small-scale bakery production business that has revolutionized the industry's conventional wisdom that "professional bread can be made in 5 days of training. As of July 2022, we have opened more than 250 bakeries throughout Japan, and we also produce bakeries overseas.

Other Activities

Employment of persons with disabilities,
Employment of seniors

Employment of people with disabilities and the elderly

We support employment for people with disabilities and the elderly by utilizing the nature of our bakery as a community-based bakery. Since even inexperienced bakers can bake safe and delicious bread, this business is attracting attention as a business that can create new employment opportunities.

We support employment for people with disabilities and the elderly by utilizing the nature of our bakery as a community-based bakery. Since even inexperienced bakers can bake safe and delicious bread, this business is attracting attention as a business that can create new employment opportunities.

lecture activities

lecture activities

President, Yutaka Kawakami (Kawakami Mitsunetaka), will share his bakery management know-how and industry information, as well as the story behind the "5 Days to Become a Baker" liaison project, which has received media attention, including an appearance at Cambria Palace in 2016.

President, Yutaka Kawakami (Kawakami Mitsunetaka), will share his bakery management know-how and industry information, as well as the story behind the "5 Days to Become a Baker" liaison project, which has received media attention, including an appearance at Cambria Palace in 2016.

Media Coverage

TV & News
  • 2022.3.22

    ASAHI SHIMBUN DIGITAL "SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE OF SOUL

  • 2022.3.6

    NIKKAN GENDAI WEB "NINGEN HYAKKEI - LEARN BUSINESS IDEAS

  • 2022.3.5

    Nikkan Gendai "Ningen Hyakkei - Learn Business Ideas" Part 2

  • 2022.2.26

    Nikkan Gendai "Ningen Hyakkei - Learn Business Ideas" Part 1

  • 2021.10.24

    Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) "Shimobori Fuuma's Exciting Economy

  • 2021.8.28

    NTV "130 MILLION PEOPLE'S SHOW CHANNEL

  • 2021.2.21

    TV Setouchi "Pride: The Power of the Setouchi Economy

  • 2020.12.14

    TBS "ASA CHAN!

  • 2019.12.22

    Nippon Television Network Corporation, "Fashionable-ism

  • 2019.10.27

    BS TV TOKYO "CANNING TAKEYAMA'S NEW LIFE, LET'S START!

  • 2019.1.6

    TBS "SAKAGAMI & SASHIHARA'S STORE THAT WON'T CRUMBLE

  • 2018.9.21

    Asahi Shimbun Kansai Edition, Evening Edition, "Second Life "Bakery in 5 days" opening support business popular".

  • 2018.8.20

    Startup Hub Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government's business startup support organization

  • 2017.10.3

    Morning Satellite", TV Tokyo

  • 2017.4.5

    TV ASAHI "SUPER J CHANNEL

  • 2017.4.3

    Toyo Keizai Shinpo "Hallettal".

  • 2017.3.30

    TBS "N-STA

  • 2017.1.19

    NHK "TOKORO-SAN! IT'S A DISASTER!"

  • 2016.12.15

    TV Tokyo "Cambria Palace

  • 2012.9.13

    Nippon Television Network Corporation "Ikinari! Kogane Densetsu."

book
  • Revolution in a small bakery

  • My Bread
    - Connecting the World with Bread

History

  • 1984.8

    Fresh Bakery Pancook opens in Minamieganoso, Habikino, Osaka.

  • 1986.11

    Established "Pancook Ltd.

  • 1987.1

    Store relocated to Eganoso.

  • 1990.8

    Bakery House Okayama Kobo opens as Okayama branch in Nishikomatsu, Okayama City.

  • 1996.2

    Company name changed from "Pancook Ltd." to "Okayama Kobo Ltd."
    Head office moved to Okayama

  • 1999.11

    Bakery House Okayama Kobo moved to Kunitomi, Okayama City
    Store name changed to "Freshly Baked Bread Store Boulangerie Okayama Kobo".

  • 2004.9

    Branch "Okayama Kobo Liaison" opened in Nakasendo, Okayama City

  • 2006.3

    Branch "Okayama Kobo Liaison" closed

  • 2006.4

    Opening of "Freshly Baked Bread Plaza Okayama Kobo Liaison" in Tanaka, Okayama City
    Head office changed to "Freshly Baked Bread Plaza Okayama Kobo Liaison

  • 2006.5

    Reorganization from "Okayama Kobo Limited Liability Company" to "Okayama Kobo Co.

  • 2006.9

    Okayama Kobo Kyoyama Branch opens in Ishimakita-machi, Okayama City.

  • 2007.12

    Branch "Okayama Kobo Kyoyama Branch" changed to an independent support store.

  • 2008.1

    Opened third independent support store "Lassen".

  • 2008.9

    Produced the opening of the first "Banya" store in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • 2009.1

    Launched "Liaison Project," a production division for small bakeries with individuality.

  • 2010.10

    Directly-managed store "Hayashima Kobo" opens in Hayashima-cho, Tsukubo County.

  • 2010.10

    Produced the opening of the 5th "Panya" store in Jakarta, Indonesia

  • 2010.10

    Directly-managed store "Hayashima Kobo" opens in Hayashima-cho, Tsukubo County.

  • 2011.3

    OKAYAMAKOBO SINGAPORE PTE,LTD. ESTABLISHED

  • 2011.12

    Produced the opening of the 6th "Panya" store in Jakarta, Indonesia

  • 2013.4

    Produced the first "Shang Roi Ka" store in Chengdu, China.

  • 2013.5

    Produced the first "Pan Kobo Cafe" in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

  • 2013.8

    PRODUCED THE 7TH "PAN-YA" STORE IN JAKARTA, INDONESIA

  • 2013.12

    Produced the second "Shang Roi Ka" store in Chengdu, China.

  • 2014.5

    Established a local subsidiary in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2018.7

    Opened "Okayamakobo Bakery & Cafe" and
    "BIZEN Beer bar" in Anaheim, California.

About Us

Company Name
Okayama Kobo Co.
Name of Representative
Yutaka Kawakami
Establishment
August 1, 1984
head office
103, 112 Tanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
TEL.086-242-4560
Okayama Office
2F JR Okayama Station No.2 NK Building, 2-5-24 Ekimae-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
TEL.086-234-7255
Business
Bread production and sales, small-scale bakery production
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