Seven Lucky Gods Shaped Wasanbon Sugars (7 pieces)
※English explanations inside the box included
Have a bite of chance with TOMO Wasanbon treats!
Wasanbon is a delicate and rare sugar, produced with care with the same traditional recipe for more than 200 years in Japan.
This original candy is made from a special type of sugar cane called chikusha, which grows exclusively in Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures, on Shikoku Island. It contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and more.
TOMO wasanbon are shaped with the image of the Seven Lucky Gods:
- Bishamonten the god of war and victory
- Jurojin : the god of longevity
- Ebisu: the god of business
- Benzaiten: the god of financial wealth
- Daikokuten: the god of marriage
- Fukurokuju: the god of happiness
- Hotei: the god of fertility
How does it taste?
TOMO Wasanbon treats have a light sweet taste, and they melt in your mouth.
How to use TOMO wasanbon?
You can enjoy TOMO Wasanbon like candy: they will bring you the right amount of sweetness you need! You can also use them to sweeten your cup of matcha or Genshin brown rice coffee. TOMO Wasanbon are also an original gift for Japanese culture lovers!
Product: Japanese sweets - Content: 7 sweets - Best before date: written on the box - Ingredients: wasanbon sugar (Kagawa prefecture), starch - Store at room temperature and avoid high humidity due to its hygroscopic nature - Net weight: 61g Energy value (per 100g): Calories: 398 kcal , Carbohydrates: 99.0g, Protein: 0.2g, Sodium: 1g, Fat:0.1g/ Box size: 16,5x 4,2x 2,3 cm
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If you would like to offer a gift, we will place your product in a bag or gift box corresponding to the size of the product. We offer 4 types of gift wrappings:
- Gift bag (with a string) (+150 yen, tax included)
- Gift box (+150 yens, taxes included)
- Japanese paper bag (150 yens, taxes included)
We will take care to select the appropriate ribbon or sticker for your gift. Do not hesitate to let us know any special request in the dedicated section at checkout.
We can also add a handmade Japanese ornament, made in the traditional Japanese "Orikata" style. (+390 yens, taxes included).
What is “Orikata”?
Orikata is part of the etiquette rules of the samurai society, with a history of over 600 years in Japan. It is said that it is from this practice that Japanese packaging was born.
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, ordered the Ise family, the Ogasawara family and other noble families to study and establish various rules of conduct for the shogunate. One of them was the method of wrapping gifts, called "Orikata".
The Ise family devised an origami style of gift wrapping with Japanese paper, and tied with mizuhiki. In the Edo period (1603-1868), one of the members of this family wrote the first book on the subject, called "Wrapping a gift with mizuhiki".
From the Meiji era (1868-1912) until the pre-war period, Orikata wrapping was a practice included in school textbooks as a form of etiquette for women. Western-style wrapping was introduced during the Meiji period (1868-1912), when Japanese civilization began to open up to the outside world. After World War II, the "furoshiki" wrapping (a large piece of Japanese cloth) became more common as the custom of giving gifts on birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas and other occasions spread.
With 供TOMO wrapping service, you can add an original touch to your gift with a handmade, traditional ornament for only 390 yen (tax included).
This ornament is handmade with seasonal flowers (we use artificial flowers), mizuhiki and Japanese paper of matching color. Eiko Togashi, who has studied about this art and taught oriental packaging forms, is our gift wrapping responsible.
Our ornaments can also be displayed as home decorations, which is more eco-friendly than traditional gift wrappings.
● About Eiko Togashi:
Born in Tokyo, She became as a professional wrapper when she was working in a famous department store in Tokyo. Later, while working as a Japanese teacher, she opened a wrapping class in 1995 at the request of many students. The following year, she appeared on the Japanese TV show "Hanamaru Market", which led to her being introduced on shows such as "Ohayo Nippon" and "Mezamashi TV". In addition, she focuses on the research and popularization of origami. She also regularly gives lectures for the "All Japan Giftware Association".
- Certified by the All Japan Giftware Association
- President of the Status☆Wrapping Studio
Wasanbon: a Japanese sugar rich in minerals
White sugar, on the other hand, has a low mineral content, because the nutrients were removed during the process.
However, non-centrifugal raw sugar such as wasonbon contains many minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid and pantothenic acid.
About TOMO Seven Lucky Gods shaped Wasanbon treats
Wasanbon is a rare sugar, produced only in small parts of Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures on Shikoku Island. It is made from a specific type of sugarcane called chikusha, which grows exclusively in these areas.
Wasanbon has a unique flavor, a melting texture and a lightness unmatched by any other sugar. This high-class confectionery has been made for over 200 years with the same traditional Japanese recipe.
TOMO Seven Lucky Gods shaped Wasanbon treats are a tribute to the Shinto and Buddhist traditions of Japan. The names of the deities are written in both Japanese and English in each box.
For a gourmet moment or a gift
TOMO wasanbon sugars can be eaten like candy. You can also use them to sweeten your tea or Genshin brown rice coffee.
In Japan, they are also used as offerings: they are first presented to the deities, who like delicious food, and then wasanbon are eaten by the believers.
For a gift or your own pleasure, TOMO wasanbon treats will find their place in your heart and guts!
Enjoy TOMO wasanbon delicate taste!
Who are the wasanbon deities?
From the right: Bishamonten (deity of war and victory), Jurojin (deity of longevity), Ebisu (deity of business), Benzaiten (deity of financial fortune), Daikokuten (deity of marriage), Fukurokuju (deity of happiness), Hotei (deity of fertility).