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Tatsuo Hioki, born in Misugimura (current Misugicho, Tsushi), Ichishigun, Mie on June 20th, 1935, started his career at 18 as an apprentice-Itamae and continued his practice in Osaka. (Itamae: chef who is skilled in Japanese cuisine)
During training, he also self-studied management, architecture and design. In 1960, he took part in the establishment of Kani-Doraku and then moved to Nagoya in 1968 to expand business. After moving to Nagoya, he founded Nagoya Kani-Doraku Co., Ltd. , Kanihonke Co., Ltd.
Mr. Hioki is well-known for his idea of the crab-in-motion sign and the various creative crab dishes served at Sapporo Kanihonke.
|Company||Sapporo Kanihonke Co., Ltd.|
|Date Founded||Sep.2nd, 1971|
|Capital||46.6 Million JPY|
|Group company||Tokai Kaihatsu Co., Ltd.|
3-8-28, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi