Explore the Indulgent World of Mochi & Sakura.
The final sakura bloom, taking place in early May in the northern areas of Japan also coincides with one of the most fun Japanese events - Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day (May 5th). Celebrated since the reign of Empress Suiko (593-628 C.E.), we use this day to celebrate the children in our lives. People join in by flying colorful koi carp flags, create splendid samurai armor displays and indulge in delicious dishes.
Mochi especially is beloved, as it has links to longevity and wishing for a child's healthy growth. This inspired us to create this month's box - a tasting tour of all things mochi and sakura. Featuring plenty of sweet mochi rice cake sweets, sakura tea and delicious spring cakes, we invite you to come along on our mochi and sakura exploration.