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October 2022

Ibaraki Harvest

Ibaraki prefecture has been known as a major center of agriculture for centuries, making it especially important during October, the harvest season. 

This month we want to share the fruits of Ibaraki’s labors with you, both culinary and cultural. Enjoy freshly harvested traditional confectioneries, snacks and tea.

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Ibaraki Sencha with Matcha x2
Ibaraki Chestnut Karinto
Ibaraki Melon Jelly
Parinto Natto Snack
Beniharuka Sweet Potato Cookie
Ibaraki Puffed Rice Carrot
Ibaraki Blueberry Manju
Masakado Senbei x2
Beniazuma Sweet Potato Cake
Konbu Arare
Strawberry Tart x2
White Peach Cookie x2
Issa Tsuzumi Manju
White Shrimp Arare x2

Ibaraki Sencha with Matcha x2

By Nemotoen (Ibaraki)

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We partnered up with Nemotoen to bring you this exclusive blend of their matcha and sencha. Blending the fullness of matcha powder with the bright and vegetal taste of sencha makes this tea a special treat that moves across the palate.

Ibaraki Chestnut Karinto

By CorCarino (Ibaraki)

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Ibaraki Prefecture boasts the largest production of chestnuts in the country, making them a popular souvenir. We partnered up with CorCarino to bring you this exclusive chestnut flavor karinto. Just the right mix of crunchy and sweet, it perfectly compliments a cup of tea.

Ibaraki Melon Jelly

Kyoto Takara Confectionery (Shiga)

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Made with melon juice from Ibaraki, this refreshingly sweet melon jelly is perfect for those hotter autumn days. Pairs well with cakes and a cup of tea.

Parinto Natto Snack

By Kanasago Shokuhin (Ibaraki)

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A specialty of Mito, natto fermented soybeans are a love or hate food, even for Japanese people. This snack style natto is perfect for a first taste, as it has been dried to get rid of the stickiness and reduce the characteristic strong smell. We recommend a drink to counteract the saltiness.

Beniharuka Sweet Potato Cookie

By Kamejirushi (Ibaraki)

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Sweet potatoes are yet another famous product of Ibaraki. This adorable cookie resembles the very Beniharuka sweet potato it is made of. Ideal for an afternoon tea break.

Ibaraki Puffed Rice Carrot

By Takami Seika (Ibaraki)

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While carrots are yet another crop frequently grown in Ibaraki, this puffed rice treat is merely playing with the shape for its packaging. Created in Ibaraki over 50 years ago, it always gets a reaction for the nostalgia it evokes.

Ibaraki Blueberry Manju

By Kamejirushi (Ibaraki)

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Packed full of flavor, this manju blends white bean paste with blueberries and blueberry juice from Ibaraki’s Omitama City. Also tastes great when chilled.

Masakado Senbei x2

By Masakado Senbei Honpo (Ibaraki)

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Named after famous 10th century samurai Taira No Masakado, who to this day is revered as a symbol of strength and resistance, this senbei is made with locally sourced Ibaraki rice and soy sauce. Simple, honest and best enjoyed with a cup of tea.

Beniazuma Sweet Potato Cake

By Nagata Foods (Ibaraki)

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Ibaraki-grown Beniazuma are one the sweetest and least fibrous sweet potatoes there is. Mixed with white bean paste and a dash of brandy before baking, the sweetness is just right.

Konbu Arare

By Maruyone Confectionery (Toyama)

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Konbu, or edible kelp, is a staple of Japanese cuisine as it is used to make dashi broth. Rich in nutrients and with no other seasoning than salt used, this arare is a truly healthy snack.

Strawberry Tart x2

By Ito Confectionery (Ibaraki)

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Full of juicy Ibaraki strawberry jam, this mini tart is the perfect mix of sweet and sour.

White Peach Cookie x2

By Hidano (Nagano)

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A cookie filled with sweet white peaches grown in Okayama prefecture. Full of aroma and ideal with a hot cup of tea.

Issa Tsuzumi Manju

By Laman (Aichi)

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A classic manju filled with bean paste. With its moist dough and mildly sweet filling it always goes down well.

White Shrimp Arare x2

By Maruyone Confectionery (Toyama)

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Shiroebi, or white shrimp, are pale pink colored shrimp lauded as ‘Jewels’ of Toyama Prefecture. Combined with locally sourced glutinous rice, this arare is a treat for any seafood lover.

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