Welcome to Sakuraco – Message from the Founder, Ayumi Chikamoto
Posted on January 31, 2021
Hello there. I’m Ayumi, founder of TokyoTreat, YumeTwins, and nomakenolife.
I’m proud to announce the newest addition to our lineup: Sakuraco.
The Sakuraco experience will be something completely new compared to our other boxes. It’ll provide customers with the chance to taste a more traditional side of Japanese sweets, teas, snacks & more.
First of all, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you. Whether you’re currently subscribed to one of our other brands, or were in the past. Or if you’re a part of our community, on our forums or Social Media. Or those of you meeting us for the first time (welcome!).
It’s thanks to all of you that we are able to carry on. 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, but through your kind support and words of encouragement we not only made it through, but were able to grow and thrive. Our ultimate driver and inspiration for launching Sakuraco is you. And I am so incredibly grateful.
Why are we launching a new service?
Since 2015, we’ve loved sharing the newest and most delicious limited edition snacks Japan has to offer through TokyoTreat. We love (and will continue to) surprising you, showing you all the coolest snacks every month, and enjoying them along with you.
But that is only one side of Japan. Japanese culture is so rich and varied, it’s hard to put it all in one box. And during this period of uncertainty, we know it is not possible for many of you to come to Japan and experience all Japan has to offer. So we wanted to bring it to you!
Sakuraco hopes to represent Japan through authentic Japanese snacks and to provide the afternoon tea experience that is so ingrained into Japanese culture. Afternoon tea in Japan is almost a ritual, bringing people together and giving them time to relax over perfectly paired sweets and tea. Sakuraco aims to curate that afternoon tea experience for you.
We’re excited to introduce you to new flavors while we explore Japan together.
So how is Sakuraco different to TokyoTreat?
|Snacks sourced from local makers you won’t find outside Japan.
|The newest + coolest snacks you won’t find outside Japan!
|Refined and well balanced Japanese flavors to match the season.
|Limited edition, Japan exclusive awesome flavors you never knew existed!
|Great for a relaxing moment or sharing with friends over tea.
|Great for watching anime or sharing while having fun with friends!
What does Sakuraco offer?
We hand-select a wide variety of delicious Japanese cakes, sweets, teas and more featuring authentically Japanese flavors, such as matcha or sakura. These items can be enjoyed individually or with different combinations for a unique culinary experience.
We’re also proud to highlight snacks and items that we were previously unable to share, such as yokan (Japanese jelly) as well as Japanese home goods and accessories with traditional designs.
For Sakuraco, we work with local makers who you won’t find outside of Japan and highlight their delicious work. Japanese culture is about striving for perfection and we want to connect you with makers who are masters of their craft, sharing their stories along the way.
Beyond the Box
As with TokyoTreat, YumeTwins, and nomakenolife, the Sakuraco family will be at the heart of the Sakuraco experience. We look forward to seeing the community grow via our forum as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll be hosting competitions, sharing interesting stories from Japan and so much more. We hope you’ll join us too.
And as always, our lovely support team are at the ready. If ever you have any trouble, please feel free to reach out to them here.
Over the past year, we have put our heart and soul into preparing Sakuraco. The team and I have struggled, spent a lot of late nights, and had to learn a lot. But we couldn’t be prouder of the final product. We’re sure this past year was tough for you as well. But we hope Sakuraco will bring you a much needed moment of indulgence and discovery that you’ll look forward to through the coming months and years.
We hope you’ll enjoy your Sakuraco box as much as we have enjoyed preparing it for you. Please check out what will be in this month’s box here and come along for a culinary journey with us.
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