The history

1958
Established a traditional Japanese restaurant in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
1983
Began Japan's first fugu cuisine delivery service
1984
Renamed the company to Fukutarou Honbu Co., Ltd. (For providing fugu delivery and processing services)
1991
Began consignment farming in Kyushu
2007
Opened a new factory in Kitakyushu “Fuku sashimi” becomes the first product in the industry to receive HACCP certification after passing a Japanese governmental agency inspection for aquatic food processing facilities
2009
Conducted joint research on torafugu collagen with Kitakyushu University
2010
Opened a Japanese fugu restaurant named "Shokurakuan Furukawa" in Kokura, Kitakyushu City “Fukuchiri” becomes the second HACCP-certified product
2011
Developed an in-house fugu lot tracing system using QR codes
2012
Opened Ginza Fukutarou in Ginza, Tokyo
2013
Became the first in the food industry to be certified as a "Only One" firm by Kitakyushu City
2014
Began exporting fugu processed products to Singapore
2016
Added a fugu migaki factory equipped with fish tanks to the head office “Fuku migaki” becomes the third HACCP-certified product

Fukutarou and Beyond

As the first company in Japan to succeed in establishing a fugu delivery service and HACCP-certified fugu factory, Fukutarou possesses a tireless frontier spirit.
We have now began promoting fugu food culture overseas and will continue providing the safest, most beautiful, and tastiest fugu available to inspire people all around the world.