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Kappa Ebisen

An irresistible, unstoppable♪ delicious shrimp snack.

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Head Editor : Calbee, Inc.

A famous shrimp snack known for its commercial jingle, "I can't stop, I won't stop, Kappa Ebisen♪".
It is toasted instead of fried in oil, giving it a crispy, fragrant texture.
The wheat dough is kneaded with whole natural shrimp, shell and all, making it not only delicious but also a source of calcium.
A long-seller since its birth in 1964.


  • Easy to eat bite-sized pieces.
  • Toasted instead of fried in oil, giving it a crispy, fragrant texture.
  • The unique aroma of shrimp comes from using the whole shrimp, shell and all.
  • Non-fried and contains calcium, so you can enjoy it with less guilt.
  • In addition to the regular product, there are also 35% reduced salt, a mild flavor that can be eaten from 1 year old, a delicious series that goes well with alcohol, and a 100% different shrimp material series.


  • Irresistibly delicious, popular with everyone from adults to children

    Irresistibly delicious, popular with everyone from adults to children

  • Kappa Ebisen from 1 year old

    Kappa Ebisen from 1 year old

  • A variety of limited-time and regional products

    A variety of limited-time and regional products

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.


Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)


Foreign language pamphlets are not available.


If there is a defect in the product after opening, can it be returned or exchanged?


We will take care of it and investigate, so please send us the actual product in its package, along with the name and date of the store where you purchased it, to our company at your expense.
1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main Building 22F
Calbee Inc. Customer Consultation Room


Do you have an overseas-shipping service?


International shipping is not available.


Is "Kappa Ebisen" fried in oil?


"Kappa Ebisen" is not fried in oil, but toasted. By toasting it to a fragrant finish, it has a crispy texture unique to "Kappa Ebisen".
However, it does not go down the throat well as it is, so in the flavoring process, an appropriate amount of oil is sprayed on it to give it a smooth texture and throat feel. Although it is not fried in oil, oil is used.


What is the origin of the name "Kappa Ebisen"?


Kappa is a legendary creature that has been familiar to the Japanese since ancient times.
In the Showa 20s (1945-1954), a comic called "Kappa Heaven" by the late Kon Shimizu became popular.
At that time, Calbee, which was making arare (Japanese rice crackers) from wheat flour and selling them, asked Mr. Shimizu to draw a kappa character on the product package, and it was well received by customers as the "Kappa Arare" series.
Since its launch in 1964, the package has featured shrimp as the main character, so there was no picture of a kappa, but the name has remained, and now when you say "Kappa Ebisen", people think of Calbee's snacks!



Product name in Japanese
Calbee, Inc.
Sales Locations
Supermarkets and convenience stores across Japan nationwide.
Open price (expected price around 145 yen including tax)
*The price may vary depending on the store.
※Also available in various other sizes.
Available at
supermarkets, convenience stores, etc.
Shelf Life
6 months
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)