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Akafuku Mochi Data

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Product NameAkafuku Mochi
Volume of contents2pcs, 6pcs, 8pcs, 10pcs, 12pcs, 16pcs, 20pcs, 24pcs, 36pcs
ManufacturerAkafuku Corporation
Manufacturer’s address26, Uji-Nakanokiri-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Best if eaten by this date2 days for both production days in summer and 3 days for both production days in winter
Storage MethodDo not store in direct sunlight or in high temperature and humidity.
Box sizeWidth 18.2cm x Depth 11.0cm x Height 3.0cm
famous production areaIse, Mie
Sales LocationsItami Airport, Kansai International Airport, Chubu International Airport, Komaki Airport, Kobe Airport, Kyoto Station, Nagoya Station, Shin-Kobe Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Ise-Nakagawa Station, Ise-shi Station, JR Kameyama Station, Kanayama Station, Kensho Station, Kintetsu Nara Station, Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station, Kuwana Station, Matsusaka Station, JR Osaka Station, Osaka-Namba Station, Sannomiya Station, Shirako Station, Tennoji Station, Toba Station, Tsu Station, Tsuruhashi Station Ugata Station, Uji Yamada Station, Yamato Yagi Station, Yamato Saidaiji Station, Anno SA, Kamigo SA, Kariya PA, Kashiba SA, Kishiwada SA, Konan PA, Miki SA, Nishinomiya Natio SA, Oyamada PA, Otsu SA, Suita SA, Takarazuka Kita SA, Tsuchiyama SA, Ureshino PA, Yoro SA, Hari Terrace, Iga, Iseshima, Daimaru Umeda, Hankyu Umeda Main Store Hanshin Umeda Main Store, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store, Kintetsu Department Store Uehonmachi, Kintetsu Department Store Yokkaichi, Kobe Hankyu, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store, Meitetsu Department Store Main Store, Nagoya Sakae Mitsukoshi, JR Nagoya Takashimaya, Takashimaya Osaka Store, Ise Jingu, Kariya Highway Oasis, Mikimoto Pearl Island, Nagashima Spa Land, Okage Yokocho, Shima Spain Village, Shima Marineland, Suzuka Circuit, Toba Aquarium
SouvenirsMochi, Japanese sweets
Price rangeWithin 1,000 yen, within 2,000 yen

The History of Akafuku Mochi

Nowadays, everyone knows the famous Akafuku rice cake.
It is no exaggeration to say that everyone is familiar with this famous confection known as “Akafuku”.

Akafuku Mochi is a rice cake made by Akafuku, a Japanese confectioner in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, with a sweet bean paste on top of the rice cake.

The shape of the mochi is based on the shape of the babbling stream of the Isuzu River that flows through the sacred area of Ise Shrine, the three stripes on the red bean paste represent a clear stream, and the white mochi represent pebbles on the riverbed.

Akafuku was created about 300 years ago, in 1707.
When it was first created, Akafuku was a sweet with a salt flavor because sugar was precious.

In 1727, Tokugawa Yoshimune, the 8th shogun of the Edo shogunate, encouraged the cultivation of sugar cane, the raw material for sugar, and as sugar production increased, Akafuku gradually began to use brown sugar bean paste.

At the 2017 Confectionary Expo, there was also a reprinted Akafuku mochi

At the 2017 National Confectionary Expo, a limited number of Akafuku mochi with brown sugar bean paste from that time were on sale as a reprinted version of Akafuku mochi.

▼ Here is the reprinted Akafuku mochi.

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When Empress Dowager Shoken (Empress of Emperor Meiji) ordered Akafuku mochi during her visit to Jingu Shrine in 1911, she suggested that Akafuku’s sweet and caustic brown sugar bean paste “might not suit the empress’s palate.

It is said that Akafuku, a special red bean paste made of white sugar, was offered to the public, which led to the use of white sugar red bean paste for general sales, and the current Akafuku mochi was born.

Easy-to-eat Meimei Bako (box of 2 pieces) is also available.

Since October 2004, a two-pack called “Meimei Bako” has also been available.

The Akafuku mochi flavor is preserved in an easy-to-distribute paper box, making it a perfect souvenir.

▼Click here to see the Meimei Bako.

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Akafuku mochi made me fall in love with Japanese sweets.

It is no exaggeration to say that these Akafuku Mochi made me fall in love with Japanese sweets.

I love them so much that I can eat an entire box by myself.

When you open the pink wrapper of Akafuku Mochi, you will find a sheet of paper with “Ise Dayori” written on it.

On the front is a painting, and on the back are words from the owner describing seasonal scenes.

And what is surprising is that this “Ise Dayori” changes every day.

It is different every day, so there are even fans who collect them.
The beautiful pictures and words will make you feel relaxed even before you eat the Akafuku.

Now it is time to open the box!
When you open the box, you will see beautifully arranged Akafuku.

The smooth red koshi-an (sweet bean paste) shines so beautifully that you can’t stop looking at it.
It was so beautiful that I could look at it for a long time.

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