Toraya "Mizumizuki" and "Shiro Mizumizuki
(Image source: Toraya's official website)

Toraya announced on its official website that "Minazuki" and "Shiro Minazuki" will be available as seasonal confections from June 25 to 30. The contents and prices vary by region: in the Kanto region, each piece weighs 40g (1.41oz) and costs 270 yen (tax included, same below), and in the Kyoto region, each piece weighs 50g (1.76oz) and costs 335 yen.

Mizumazuki / White Mizumazuki

It is believed that the red color of azuki beans is believed to ward off evil spirits, and is eaten mainly in Kyoto. It is also believed that the red color of azuki beans repels evil spirits, and it is customary to eat them mainly in Kyoto.

Mizumazuki and Shiro-mizumazuki are sweets associated with this custom, and according to Toraya, they were first sold as "Mizumazuki Steamed Mochi" in 1726 (Kyoho 11). The following stores sell the product.

Kanto region
Akasaka Store
Tokyo Midtown Store
Tokyo Midtown Store
Nihonbashi Store
Shinjuku Isetan
Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C.
Atre Meguro 1
Grandsta Tokyo
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. (Taka is a separate letter)
Ikebukuro Seibu
Shibuya Tokyu Main Store
Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs Shibuya Toyoko Noren-gai
Yokohama Sogo
Yokohama Takashimaya (Taka is a separate letter)
Kinki Region
Kyoto Ichijo
Kyoto Shijo Minamiza
Kyoto Takashimaya (Taka is a separate letter)
Daimaru Kyoto
Daimaru Kyoto