Our Story

Danny and Momoko with Daimonji Candymaker Koichi Ota (middle)
Danny & Momoko with Ota-san of Daimonji, 5th Generation Kyoto Candy Maker


Founder Danny Taing developed his passion for food and travel while living and working in Japan for many years. During his time there, he immersed himself in the culture, traveled all around the country, and stuffed his face with all the local snacks along the way. It was through the mango chiffon cakes in Kyushu and the freshly handground matcha in Kyoto that Danny found his passion. After returning to the U.S., he was frustrated with the limited availability of the authentic snacks he had discovered during his time abroad. Yearning for a real taste of Japan, he set out to create Bokksu: a premium subscription service that directly partners with local Japanese snack makers to deliver a cultural and gourmet journey through Japan to your doorstep each month.

Bokksu is unlike any other Japanese snack subscription. We are totally in love with authentic Japanese snacks, which is why we handpick snacks that people in Japan actually eat and curate them into beautiful themed boxes every month. We are also the only Japanese subscription box that includes a Tea Pairing specifically selected to complement that month's delicacies as well as a Culture Guide magazine that describes the story and flavors of each item in the box.

Our Team