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September 2021

Tokyo Matsuri

Edo was founded at the start of the 17th century and matsuri were always woven into the city's culture; bringing joy and hope to the citizens. Even today, going to a festival in Tokyo is a fully immersive experience and one of the highlights is the food.

There is nothing quite like enjoying the centuries’ old tradition of strolling under the glow of lanterns and perusing your culinary options. This month, let Sakuraco guide you through the flavors of traditional festival fare. From handmade candy and rich banana manju, to savory mentaiko beans and so much more.

what's inside

Japan’s Four Seasons Side Dish
Sencha Tea x 2
Tokyo Banana Manju x2
Tiramisu Baumkuchen
Roppo Manju
Sweet Potato Sachi Steamed Cake
Handcrafted Ginger Cinnamon Candy
Hanabi Jelly
Melonpan
Kobayashi Mentaiko Beans
Festival Castella Bites
Spring Water Utage Jelly
Petit Kabuki Crackers
Ukai Senbei x 2
Shrimp & Sesame Age Mochi
Kaminari Ginger Okoshi x 2

Japan’s Four Seasons Side Dish

By Tanaka Hashiten (Fukui)

Dishwasher and Microwave Friendly

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Sencha Tea x 2

By Satoen (Shizuoka)

Common Allergens: N/A

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Japanese green tea.

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Tokyo Banana Manju x2

By Izumi Bussan (Chiba)

Common Allergens: Wheat, soy, eggs, dairy

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Kneaded bean paste (white bean paste, sugar, starch syrup, banana puree), flour, sugar, chicken eggs, margarine (including milk components), starch syrup, sweetened starch syrup, sorbitol, emulsifier, swelling agent, fragrance, coloring agent (carotene, yellow 4), Antioxidants (tocopherol, citric acid, ascorbic acid), (some of the raw materials include soybeans)

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Tiramisu Baumkuchen

By Kashihara (Tokyo)

Common Allergens: Egg, Wheat, Soy, Milk, Traces of alcohol

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

eggs, sugar, flour, margarine, shortening, candy, cocoa powder, honey, liquor, natural cheese, salt, emulsifiers, swelling agents, flavors, coloring agents (carotene, caramel), antioxidants, dairy, soybeans

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Roppo Manju

By Yuranosuke Confectionery (Saitama)

Common Allergens: Egg, wheat

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

bean paste, sugar, wheat flour, eggs, starch syrup, reduced starch saccharified product / sweetener (sorbitol), leavening agent, coloring agent, flavoring

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Sweet Potato Sachi Steamed Cake

By Warakudo (Hokkaido)

Common Allergens: Egg, Soy, Dairy

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Red bean paste (red bean paste, raw bean paste, sugar, water candy, malt sugar, grape sugar, dried bean paste, etc.), sweet potato bean paste (raw bean paste, sugar, water candy, sweet potato, butter, fructose egg yolk, agar), flower paste (vegetable oil, fat, etc.) sugar, bean paste, fructose defatted milk paste, milk protein, etc.), sweet potato paste processed products, processed bean paste, sorbitol, trehalose, fragrance, glycine, ph adjuster, thickening polysaccharide, sucrose fatty acid ester, enzyme, acidulant, coloring sugar (carotene)

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Handcrafted Ginger Cinnamon Candy

By Amezaiku Yoshihara (Tokyo)

Common Allergens: None

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Sugar, starch syrup, ginger, cinnamon

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Hanabi Jelly

By Morihaku (Gifu)

Common Allergens: Apple

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Fruit sugar, glucose, liquid sugar, fruit juice (apple, plum, mandarin orange, peach, grapefruit, raspberry, melon), sugar, plum, red beans, chestnuts, apple pulp, honey, modified starch syrup, tomato puree, agar, gelling agent (thickening) Polysaccharides, modified starch), pH adjusters, fragrances, coloring agents (red flower yellow, red syrup, purple potato, agar blue, carotene, tomato)

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Melonpan

By Tokyo Bread (Fukuyama)

Common Allergens: Wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, apple

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Wheat flour, flower paste, sugar, eggs, shortening, whey powder, margarine, baker's yeast, isomerized liquid sugar, salt, germinated brown rice, processed starch, liquor, thickening polysaccharides, fragrances, coloring agents, Red flower yellow, carotene)

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Kobayashi Mentaiko Beans

By Kobayashi Seika (Tokyo)

Common Allergens: Fish, wheat, peanuts

Vegetarian Friendly: No

Ingredients:

peanuts, starch, wheat flour, sugar, rice flour, vegetable oil, mentaiko seasoning (chili pepper, salt, walleye pollock), squid, salt, seasoning (amino acids, etc.), leavening agent

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Festival Castella Bites

By Tokyodo (Mie)

Common Allergens: Egg, Wheat, Soy, Dairy, Orange

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Japanese wheat flour, sugar, eggs, margarine, fructose-dextrose liquid sugar, shortening, glucose, vegetable oils and fats, milk, agents, emulsifiers, seasonings (inorganic salts), fragrances, coloring agents (annatto, turmeric), soybeans, oranges

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Spring Water Utage Jelly

By Morihaku (Gifu)

Common Allergens: Apple

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Sugar, fruit juice (apple), black honey, apple, plum, mandarin orange, cherry, gelling agent, (thickening polysaccharide), ph adjuster, coloring agent (safflower yellow, gardenia blue, red radish, rack) ), fragrance

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Petit Kabuki Crackers

By Amanoya (Tokyo)

Common Allergens: Wheat, soy

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Uruchi rice (US, domestic), vegetable oil, sugar, soy sauce (including wheat and soybeans), high fructose corn syrup, salt, seasoning extract (including soybeans) / processed starch (derived from wheat), seasonings (amino acids, etc.), caramel color

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Ukai Senbei x 2

By Nagaraen (Gifu)

Common Allergens: Wheat, eggs

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Flour, sugar, eggs, leavening agent

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Shrimp & Sesame Age Mochi

By Kikuichi Arare (Aichi)

Common Allergens: Shrimp, fish, soy, sesame

Vegetarian Friendly: No

Ingredients:

Glutinous rice (domestic), vegetable oils and fats, salt, sugar, shrimp, sesame, dried bonito extract, green paste, kelp extract / seasonings (amino acids, etc.), coloring agents (safflower, safflower yellow, cuttlefish), vegetable lecithin (derived from soybeans)

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Kaminari Ginger Okoshi x 2

By Izumi Busan (Chiba)

Common Allergens: Wheat, soy, sesame, peanuts

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ingredients:

Syrup, sugar, wheat flour, rice flour, processed starch, vegetable oil, salt, peanuts, soybeans, sesame, ginger, leavening agent

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