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October 2021

October 2021: Flavors of Mt Fuji

A site of pilgrimage and an inspiration to numerous artists and poets over the centuries, Mt. Fuji is one of the most climbed mountains in the world. On a clear day, the impressive and solitary volcano can be seen all the way from Tokyo, 100 km away.

For many people, climbing the mountain is a rite of passage. There is even a Japanese proverb, “A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once, only a fool climbs it twice.”

Mt. Fuji is shared between two prefectures, both of which are famous for their local specialties. Shizuoka is renowned for their rich green teas with plantations stretching for miles, while Yamanashi has a unique climate that is perfect for cultivating fruit year-long.

Join Sakuraco this month as we celebrate the flavors of Mt. Fuji as well as the majestic view.

what's inside

Mt. Fuji Owan Bowl
Sencha With Matcha Tea x 2
Red Fuji Cookies x 2
Kyoho Grape Chocolate Crunch x 2
White Peach Milk Manju
Uji Matcha Tiramisu Baumkuchen
Kabocha Pudding Bread
Green Tea Leaf Cookies
Green Tea Dacquoise
Castella Roll Cake
Awase Fruits Jelly
Kinako Mochi
Kokeshi Doll Senbei x 2
Ajishirabe Senbei x 2
Ototo Soy Sauce Chips
Miso Arare

Mt. Fuji Owan Bowl

By Tanaka Hashiten (Fukui)

This owan bowl was designed in honor of the sacred Japanese mountain. Use it for snacks and sweets, or flip it upside down as décor.

Sencha With Matcha Tea x 2

By Brooks (Kanagawa)

Enjoy the sweetness of matcha powder mixed with the umami power of sencha roasted tea for a truly unique tea drinking experience. 

Red Fuji Cookies x 2

By Matsuzawa (Nagano)

Delicate chocolate almond sugar cookies in the shape of the iconic mountain. The light pink icing is flavored with sweet strawberry.

Kyoho Grape Chocolate Crunch x 2

By Izumi Bussan (Ishikawa)

Kyoho grapes from Yamanashi are highly prized for their rich flavor. This crunchy sweet is made with smooth white chocolate infused with fragrant grapes and coated around toasted corn flakes.

White Peach Milk Manju

By Matsuzawa (Nagano)

This steamed milk manju is filled with a sweet white peach, a specialty from Yamanashi Prefecture, the highest producer of the fruit in Japan.

Uji Matcha Tiramisu Baumkuchen

By Kashihara (Tokyo)

This baumkuchen, which is made by slowly adding layer after layer of batter on a rotating spit, is a beautiful Japanese twist on tiramisu flavor: fresh cream flavor but with matcha instead of coffee. Uji matcha is considered the highest quality of green tea and is grown in mountains outside of Kyoto.

Kabocha Pudding Bread

By Tokyo Bread (Fuji)

Kabocha is Japanese pumpkin, which has a milder and sweeter flavor than its North American cousin. This bread is made with brown rice yeast and has rich pumpkin puree and pudding folded into the dough for a moist and rich fall treat.

Green Tea Leaf Cookies

By Takayanagi (Shizuoka)

These beautiful butter cookies are made with whole tea leaves sourced from Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture. Their crisp texture is perfect for an afternoon tea break.

Green Tea Dacquoise

By Takayanagi (Shizuoka)

Indulge in sweet matcha cream sandwiched between two green tea infused meringues. This elegant dessert is made with rice flour and green tea from Makinohara in Shizuoka.

Castella Roll Cake

By Sanseisha (Osaka)

Castella cake was originally brought to Japan by the Portuguese in the 16th century and soon became a beloved dessert. This sweet roll cake version is filled with a rich buttercream; perfect for an afternoon treat.

Awase Fruits Jelly

By Morihaku (Gifu)

Made with the regional specialty of sweet Yamanashi cherries, along with refreshing mikan orange and apple, this jelly is bursting with fresh fruit flavor.

Kinako Mochi

By Aokikou (Nara)

Made from glutinous rice flour, this kinako mochi is dusted by skilled craftspeople with roasted soybean flour mixed with sugar. This gives the mochi a subtle nutty flavor that pairs well with tea.

Kokeshi Doll Senbei x 2

By Morihaku (Gifu)

Kokeshi dolls are a traditional Japanese folkcraft that started as toys for children. These rice snacks mimic the shape of the dolls with cute and decorative packaging. The head is roasted peanut, while the body is soy sauce flavored.

Ajishirabe Senbei x 2

By Masakiya Confectionary (Niigata)

Made with Niigata rice, the prefecture that wins the best rice awards year after year, this classic rice cracker is lightly toasted and salted. The perfect savory snack to pair with a roasted green tea.

Ototo Soy Sauce Chips

By Mizutani Shoten (Shizuoka)

These chips are made with okara, a soybean pulp that is a bi-product of the tofu-making process and are flavored with iwashi sardine shavings, local to Shizuoka.

Miso Arare

By Kikuichi (Aichi)

These crispy rice snacks are made with ingredients from Aichi Prefecture, from the rice to the tamari soybean sauce and red miso seasoning. Baked to a rich golden color, they are the perfect blend sweet & savory.

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