Akasaka Store Fresh confections for March: "Murasaki", "Hana no Banquet" and "Sakura Mochi - Beni" are available only at Toraya stores. They will be available as March fresh confections at the Akasaka store in Tokyo.
Murasaki"Murasaki no Gozen An-iru" (special made with yam) is a confectionery named after Murasaki no Kyoto, a scenic spot mentioned in "The Pillow Book" and famous for its many historic temples and shrines, such as Daitoku-ji Temple. The purple kinton (sweet made of a red bean paste) reminds one of the atmosphere of the ancient Murasaki area. Usually, the white bean paste is made from dyed shreds, but this time, the paste is made from yams. The unique flavor can be enjoyed.
The price is 638 yen (tax included). It will be on sale from March 4 to 17, 2023.
Hana no En" (banquet of flowers
)"Oshimono made "Hana no En" with sweet bean paste is a confectionery named after "Hana no En," the 8th book of "The Tale of Genji" (Tale of Genji). The combination of the "Genji Kozu," a sign used in the art of incense, and cherry blossoms evokes scenes such as the encounter between Genji and Oboro Tsukiya, making this a gorgeous confectionery.
The price is 1,426 yen. The product will be on sale from March 4 to 17, 2023.
MochiBeni "Domyoji-made 'Sakura Mochi Beni' with Gozen An (red bean paste)" is a cherry blossom rice cake that has remained popular throughout the ages, but instead of the thinly baked wheat dough usually sold at Toraya, it is made with Domyoji dough, wrapped with Gozen An and rolled in salted cherry leaves.
The price is 540 yen. It will be on sale from March 25 to April 20, 2023.