Is that lip gloss? No, it’s candy. Girls in the Edo period used to use liquid candy as a form of lip gloss. Drawing inspiration from this fact, Ame-ya Eitaro created a modernized version. These are sure to win the hearts of the ladies! (And you might get a smooch to find out if they really are tasty…)
Why Bananas for Tokyo? Tokyo is a super metropolis and is home to many people from around the country and also around the world. Bananas were something everyone from all walks of life feel familiar with, and that is why bananas were chosen to symbolize Tokyo, the new “home”.
Tokyo Banana now comes in 15 varieties!
Yamato-ya (Coffee Jelly)
Coffee Jelly with milk syrup. When served on a plate, the jelly looks like Mt. Fuji with snow on its peaks. However, this is not the famed Fuji we are talking about. It is a smaller mountain in Gunma that looks very similar to Mt Fuji!
Melon Baum Kuchen
Ibaraki has many orchids and makes top notch melons. Taking a whole melon home is difficult, so why not try this baum kuchen style cake instead? Made at a famous fruit farm using their fresh melon.