Pocky Otona no Kohaku – the Pocky just for Grown Ups!

Appealing to kids and adults alike, Pocky is a Japanese snack that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. But the Otona no Kohaku (literally “adult’s amber”) version of the chocolate-covered pretzel sticks is designed for a more mature clientele.…

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Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat Review

Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat Review Japan is well-known for its unique take on the classic Kit Kat, with the country coming up with some truly unique flavors. Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats may be the most famous of the…

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Sakura 2019: the best cherry blossom-themed items this year!

Spring has sprung in Japan, meaning it’s that time of year again: cherry blossom season! Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), typically bloom for about one week between late March to early April, starting in the Okinawan islands and finishing in…

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Hinamatsuri: Japan’s Doll Festival

What is Hinamatsuri? The weather is warming up in Japan, which mean the spring festival is just around the corner - Hinamatsuri! Hinamatsuri (ひなまつり), also known as Dolls Festival, is one of the five seasonal ”sekku” festivals celebrated throughout the…

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