About

Established in 1921

The recipes for their sweet confections were mastered and perfected in Hiroshima, Japan by founder Asataro Hirao.

Asataro Hirao came to Hawaii from Hiroshima, Japan in 1916, to work on the sugar plantations. After a few years, he started Nissshodo, partnering with his friends Mr. Tasaka and Mr. Baba.  Asataro learned to make mochi from Mr. Tasaka, who later relocated to Maui & established the famous Guri Guri ice cream store. After Mr. Baba left the business, Asataro opened his own branch of Nisshodo in about 1921.

Nisshodo Candy Store has been family owned and operated for nearly a century, offering the good people of Hawaii the best traditional mochi varieties.