SAKURA Cherry MONAKA (Japanese wafer)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

Interior Content: 6 pieces

MONAKA Japanese wafer is one of the most popular and classic confections in Japan along with YOHKAN sweet bean jelly and OKAKI rice cracker. MONAKA Japanese wafer is composed of AN white bean jam and rice wafers, and its contrast characterizes its flavor and texture. Here, we offer SAKURA Cherry flavored AN bean jam MONAKA as a limited edition product.

We have developed and are pleased to offer this premium MONAKA. The gentle and sweet taste and sourness of SAKURA Cherry AN bean jam and the flavor of rice wafers expands in your mouth, and the contrast between the unique and sticky SAKURA Cherry AN bean jam and crispy wafers creates a supreme texture. Of course, MONAKA pairs well with Japanese tea such as Matcha, Gyokuro, and Sencha. Cherry blossoms are one of Japan's most treasured spring flowers. The refreshing flavor of SAKURA Cherry, which has been enjoyed since ancient times in Japan, is the most suitable flavor for Japanese sweets eaten in the spring.

Handmade by TSUBONEYA located in the Kiyomizu temple neighborhood, a scenic spot in Kyoto. TSUBONEYA is well known as a confectioner who makes traditional WAGASHI Japanese confections by hand with careful attention to quality and detail. Their highly acclaimed Kiyomizu YUZU MONAKA, named after Kiyomizu temple, has been awarded the Grand Prize at the Japan Confectionery Expo.

The name of MONAKA originates from the Japanese traditional poem which was written about 1200 years ago, describing the "bright full moon reflecting on the surface of the water." After 1000 years, one confectioner created this classic sweet associated with this poem, and since that time, MONAKA has been a well-loved treat not only in Japan but outside Japan for more than 300 years.

Enjoy our SAKURA Cherry MONAKA with Japanese green tea and feel the atmosphere of the ancient city of Kyoto.

No artificial additives




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Ingredients and Storage Instructions

Ingredients: White kidney bean paste, sugar, agar, glutinous rice, salted cherry blossoms, food colorings
Contents: 6 pieces
Storage: Keep away from heat, light and moisture.
Best Before: 4 months from production date


Though packaged very carefully, it is possible for rice wafer to break because it is fragile. We can't accept reshipping or return request due to breakage.

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