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Japanese traditional sweets DAIFUKU

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Japanese traditional sweets DAIFUKU

Wagashi (和菓子) are Japanese traditional sweets.There are many kinds of Wagashi, among which “Daifuku” is very famous.Here follows a brief history about Daifuku in Japan. In the late 16th century, it was common for people to eat rice cakes with salty Anko (red bean paste) filling. In 1771, a Japanese woman began selling rice cakes with sweet Anko filling under the name of Daifuku. Since then many stores started selling Daifuku. And the Daifuku also evolved from there, with some stores starting to sell baked Daifuku.Since sugar at that time was a luxury item, Daifuku with salty Anko filling was...

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Minamo Rewards

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Minamo Rewards

We are pleased to announce the launch of Minamo Rewards. 🏠 https://minamofoods.com/ 3 ways to earn points and you can redeem them for Minamo vouchers.How to earn & redeem points. Create your online account and get your first 2,000 points! Click "Create an account" or "Sign up" button to get started. Receive10 points every day when you login. Get 10 points for every £1 spent. For every 5,000 points, you will get £5 in Minamo vouchers. 5,000 points  =£5 10,000 points=£10 15,000 points=£15

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KORORO Japanese NEW gummy candy

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KORORO Japanese NEW gummy candy

Have you heard about the gummy candy “Kororo”?If so, you probably know that they are a very new type of candy. Otherwise, we don't blame you, since they in fact are very new.Made of 100% fruit juice with a collagen coating.It has a unique texture with a "firm" skin on the outside and jelly juice on the inside.It tastes like real fruit but it pops when you bite it.It really is quite something else, and difficult to describe!How would you describe Kororo after trying it??

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Japanese culture Rokuyou (六曜: Six type of days)

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Japanese culture Rokuyou (六曜: Six type of days)

Do you want to know which are the very luckiest days and the worst days in a month??? Every day has a fixed fortune connected to it, which is called Rokuyou (六曜), meaning “Six Types of Days”. Especially in the old days, these fortunes were used as guidance on bets, gambling and succeeding in general.Today, it is used to schedule ceremonies, avoiding days with bad fortunes. 大安 (Taian): The most lucky day. The best day to do anything; everything can succeed. Also the best day to have a wedding party. 先勝 (Sensho/Sakigachi): Good luck in the morning, but bad luck...

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Ramune

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Ramune

One of the most popular Japanese drinks ever! We will stock them as always - flavour of Original, Strawberry, Melon, Orange, Lychee, Watermelon & Yuzu - and hope that more and more people will enjoy this fantastic tasty drink!

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