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April 2022

Sakura Festival

Cherry blossoms are starting to appear all over Japan and the whole nation is getting outside to celebrate with food and drink. Revered as a symbol of spring, renewal, and life itself, the cherry blossom marks the revitalization of public life and new beginnings.

This month we want to share the festive atmosphere of the sakura season with you. We’ve selected vivid sakura themed and flavored Japanese treats, tea and tableware. Join us for a sakura festival.

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Sakura Side Plate
Sakura Green Tea x2
Sakura Daifuku
Sakura Jelly
Sakura Wafer x2
Sakura Kuzumochi
Sakura Senbei
Sakura Manju
Sakura Kanten x2
Nagano Apple Jam Bun
Senbei Boat
Milk Manju
Apple Cookie x2
Ume Arare
Chili Arare x2

Sakura Side Plate

Yamani (Gifu)

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Perfectly sized to hold sweets, this cherry blossom patterned plate is ideal to present and enjoy your sakura season treats alongside a cup of tea.

Sakura Green Tea x2

Takayanagi Seicha (Shizuoka)

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We worked with famous tea producer Takayanagi Seicha to bring you this Sakuraco exclusive sakura green tea. Giving off a cherry blossom scent, this blend goes well with all kinds of sweets.

To bring out the full flavor of the tea, brew the tea in water boiled to 100℃. However, if you prefer a milder flavor, try enjoying it with water heated to roughly 70-80℃.

Sakura Daifuku

Kimura (Kumamoto)

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Kumamoto based maker Kimura boasts over 60 years of experience in making treats and this incredibly smooth daifuku is a testimony to that. Moist anko bean paste is wrapped in amazingly soft sakura flavored and -colored mochi.


Sakura Jelly

Morihaku Confectionery (Gifu)

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Beautifully wrapped, this jelly filled with sakura petals is guaranteed to impress. Even if you are far away from any cherry trees, this Gifu made treat is sure to bring the feeling of sakura season to you.

Sakura Wafer x2

Izumi Bussan (Tokyo)

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Smooth cherry blossom flavored cream is sandwiched by sakura themed crispy wafers. Not too sweet, these wafers perfectly suit a cup of tea.

Sakura Kuzumochi

Tsuruya Confectionery

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A whole pickled sakura blossom is enclosed in this beautifully presented and refreshing kuzumochi.

Sakura Senbei

Morihaku Confectionery (Gifu)

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Showcasing both the art of Japanese packaging and the beauty of cherry blossom season, this light and crispy senbei is a perfect spring snack.

Sakura Manju

Toraya (Kumamoto)

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The salt-pickled cherry blossoms worked into its dough give this manju a mildly salty taste, perfectly offsetting the sweet bean paste it contains.

Sakura Kanten x2

Izumi Bussan (Tokyo)

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This kanten jelly has a mild cherry blossom fragrance and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea.

*Wrapped in edible oblaat


Nagano Apple Jam Bun

Panex (Gifu)

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Using methods pioneered by Italian bakers, this bun combines soft and moist dough with the aroma of Nagano prefecture apple jam.

Senbei Boat

Sugi Confectionery (Aichi)

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Beautifully presented and evoking the image of boats used in Japanese festivals, this award winning assortment of rice crackers comes in an edible tray.


Milk Manju

Hanaoka (Osaka)

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Perfectly balancing a soft and milky dough and sweet potato filling, this manju features truly satisfying textures.

Apple Cookie x2

Hidano (Nagano)

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Nagano prefecture is famous for growing irresistible apples. Crisp dough meets smooth apple pulp boiled in honey in this fragrant cookie.

Ume Arare

Morihaku Confectionery (Gifu)

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The bold fragrance of ume blossoms gives a hint of the strong sourness of its fruit. This crunchy arare has just the right amount of it to leave a lasting impression.

Chili Arare x2

Morihaku Confectionery (Gifu)

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Made with the perfect balance of hot chili oil from Okinawa and chopped spring onions, this spicy arare is perfect to balance out sweet desserts.

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