Our humble roots date back to 1929 when Mochikichi used to be Morita Confections--a Japanese sweets shop operating out of the back of a small country house in Nogata, Japan. Since our modest early days we've grown by leaps and bounds to become one of Japan’s leading rice cracker manufacturers and retailers. Currently, our small family shop has grown to encompass over 200 retail stores located all throughout Japan and a staff of over 2000 employees.
Even from the very beginning we've maintained an unwavering commitment to quality. It is this commitment to quality that enables us to continue to create our distinctive gourmet rice crackers that are crispy yet soft and deliciously fresh and flavorful. All our products are made in Japan by our skilled craftsmen using the finest quality Japanese rice, water, and domestically produced ingredients. We've gone so far as to incorporate this quality-first mindset into our moto, “The best rice, the best water, and the best technique.”
We specially select only the finest domestically grown Japanese "gohan" rice in making our gourmet rice crackers.
This is the same delicious and high quality sticky rice served at high end Japanese restaurants all around Japan.
We go to great lengths to seek out and use the best rice for a very simple reason—the best rice makes our crackers taste better. Indeed, the secret to our superior quality, flavor, and texture is in the rice.
Mochikichi's rice cracker artisans specially select the finest Japanese rice year after year to in order to maintain exceptional quality.
In making our rice crackers, we use pristine mineral water culled from our private wells located at the base of the Fukuchi Mountains in Nogata. As a matter of fact, this water was awarded the prestigious "Suigen-no-Morihyakusen" distinction by the Japanese National Forest Agency due to its exceptional natural clarity and quality. This special water, blended with the finest rice, allows us to create truly crispy and delicious gourmet rice crackers.
Mochikichi's natural mineral water is pumped up from deep underground and is thoroughly tested for quality by our water technicians.
With over 50 years of experience we've developed a superior process for making rice crackers. As a matter of fact, it is by this special process that we are able to create the distinctive soft and crispy texture of our award winning Mochi Celebrations series of gourmet rice crackers. Our craftsmen are always developing new flavors and techniques in order to make even more delicious varieties of rice crackers for you to enjoy.
The quality, growth, and development of Mochikichi's rice plants are checked daily with great care by skilled rice agriculturists.
Currently, we offer over three hundred different rice cracker products, including individually wrapped gourmet rice crackers, snack-type rice crackers sold in bags, and a wide selection of rice cracker gift tins and boxes that are wrapped in colorful Japanese style "washi" paper. Our crackers themselves come in a potpourri of shapes, colors, flavors and textures, from our soft and crispy Mochi Celebrations crackers, to our firm and crunchy Mochi Okaki crackers, to our chocolatey Choco Crunch crackers. No matter your personal taste or inclination we will always have a perfect cracker for you to enjoy.
Our award winning flagship series.This is our award winning and best-selling series of gourmet rice crackers. In making these crackers, our experts carefully select the finest quality Koshihikari rice grown in the fertile Aso Mountain region of Japan. Crackers from this series have a gentle and crisp texture that is easy to bite. Beloved by people of all ages all across japan, the Original Soy Sauce and Original Simple Salt flavors were winners of the Honorary Presidential Award at the 25th National Japanese Snacks and Confections Exposition in 2008.
Good things come in small packages.Light snackers rejoice! We've shrunk all the delicious taste and soft crispy texture of our award winning Mochi Celebrations series down to a cute and easy-to-eat mini size! Perfect as a party food, a small tote-along snack, or for times when you feel an entire large sized cracker is simply too much to eat in one sitting.
You'll fall in love with the crunch.This series of gourmet “okaki” crackers is made using the finest Japanese mochigome rice. First, the rice is steamed and vigorously pounded with mallets in the traditional Japanese way until it becomes a sticky mochi dough. Next, the dough is put through a special aging process in Japanese cedar wood boxes in order to enhance its flavor and give the finished cracker its characteristically crunchy texture. Firm, toasty, and bursting with rice flavors, you’ll love these traditional Japanese okaki crackers!
You’ll jump for joy for this cracker.This series of gourmet crackers is made using the finest Japanese mochigome rice and crunchy California almonds.
Our award winning honey cracker.Crackers from this series are made using the highest quality Hinohikari rice harvested from sunny Miyazaki prefecture in southern Japan. First, the crackers are gently fried in the finest Japanese rice oil until golden brown and crispy. Then next as a finishing touch, each cracker is glazed with a special mixture of soy sauce and real natural honey. Soft and crispy with a perfect balance of savory and sweet, our Honey Soy Sauce flavor from this series was the winner of the Honorary Presidential Award at the 24th National Japanese Snacks and Confections Exposition in 2007.
A new take on classic toasted Japanese senbei.Traditionally, Japanese senbei (rice crackers) are slowly baked over hot charcoal. While this helps impart delicious toasty notes to the cracker, in the process the cracker also becomes somewhat dry and tough to bite. At Mochikichi we’ve reinvented the classic senbei style, creating a crunchy cracker that maintains all the delicious toasted flavors but with a much lighter and softer texture. Crunchy, crispy, savory, and toasty, you’ll love our new take on classic toasted Japanese senbei!
A treasure chest of flavor.Each packet of Mochi Treasures contains eight specially selected bite-sized crackers, a feast for the palate and the eye. Each cracker offers a different taste and texture to enjoy, from sweet, to savory, to soft, to crunchy. One packet is perfect for snacking, whether as an accompaniment to an afternoon tea, or as a carry-along with lunch. So delicious, you'll treasure every bite!
The perfect blend of chocolate and rice crackers.The secret is out: chocolate and rice crackers are a perfect match! We meld crumbled crispy arare crackers together with mouth-watering chocolate to create these exquisite treats. Originally available only for a limited time for Saint Valentine’s day, due to popular demand the chocolaty goodness of Choco Crunch can now be enjoyed all year round!
A cracker for chocolate and almond lovers.For this special series of gourmet rice crackers, we take a puffed up almond cracker and coat it generously with rich and creamy chocolate. The result is a truly delicious combination: the light and crispy cracker is well complimented by the soft, sweet, and velvety chocolate, and the almonds add a wonderfully nutty savoriness and crunchy texture. The Choco Almond series is available for the winter season only!