Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
A little extravagant. Eat and compare Eitaro's Kintsuba!

The spring-only "Sakura Kintsuba" and the classic "Meidai Kintsuba" from "Eitaro Sohonpo" in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, which is famous for its Kintsuba. The flavor of the heavy bean paste that fits in the thin skin is attractive, but which one is better to accompany the cherry blossom viewing. I tried to compare them.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
You can easily buy Eitaro Kintsuba in units of one.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Familiar fashionable logo

Eitaro Sohonpo was founded in the first year of Bunsei (1818). It is famous for Kintsuba, but there are various types. This time, we will compare the spring-only Sakura Kintsuba and the classic Kintsuba, and decide which one is more suitable for cherry blossom viewing. The price for each is 220 yen (excluding tax).

Sakura Kintsuba

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Sakura Kintsuba

The black bean paste is covered with a light scarlet skin, and you can feel the season even if you want to put salted cherry blossoms in the middle.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Comes in cherry-colored packaging

When you open the packaging, you can smell the cherry blossoms. When you bite into it, you can enjoy the fluffy cherry blossom flavor and the crushed texture of azuki beans on your tongue. However, the base raw bean paste is Hakuin Ekaku, which is an interesting combination of white bean paste and azuki beans.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Combination of white bean + red beans

The texture of the raw bean paste that surrounds the azuki beans is smooth, and the salted cherry leaves are included, and three different scents are trapped in the thin kintsuba skin.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Fluffy cherry blossom and leaf scent

It's a taste that makes you want hot Japanese tea. It seems that the size of one piece is not so big, but it is heavy and heavy, so you can cut it with a knife and taste it little by little.

Kintsuba

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Kintsuba

Kintsuba is a black bean paste with a faint white skin and a black sesame seed in the middle. Eitaro's classic Japanese sweets.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Comes in blue packaging

Unlike Sakura Kintsuba, it does not smell just by opening the seal, but when you bite it, the azuki bean flavor is strong and deep, and it overflows in your mouth with a lingering sweetness. The texture of each bean paste and the soft but chewy bean paste are exquisite.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
Black sesame seeds

Since it does not contain white bean, cherry blossoms, leaves, etc., you can feel the taste of azuki beans. Hot Japanese tea is also essential here, and it is just right to cut it with a knife and eat it.

Eitaro's spring limited "Sakura Kintsuba" and "Nashiro Kintsuba"
It tastes like azuki beans.

This is the result of eating and comparing Sakura Kintsuba and Nashiro Kintsuba, but if you want to accompany either one for cherry blossom viewing, we recommend Nashiro Kintsuba. The former is superior to the cherry blossoms, but I thought that the latter, which gives you a feeling of Kintsuba, is more satisfying.

While enjoying the blooming flowers with your eyes, your tongue is a taste of azuki bean kintsuba.

If you go with someone, you may have both types. Also, if you can't go under the cherry blossom trees for a while, why not enjoy the springiness with Sakura Kintsuba.