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Confections in celebration of Wagashi Day

June 16 is designated as Wagashi (traditional Japanese confection) Day. Its roots can be traced back to the kajō  rites which during the Edo period (1603–1867) became a custom for feudal lords and samurai families to consume sweets and pray for good fortune and health. Records and illustrations from the time show that it was regarded as an important event where an array of sweets was bestowed by the Shogun. As time passes, the practice of eating sweets on the day for good luck also spread among the commoners as well.

For a limited time only, Toraya offer a selection of sweets commemorating Wagashi Day.

◇ Kajo Mushi Yokan (Favored by Fortune Mushi Yokan)


This yokan is a reproduction of a sweet bestowed to the feudal lords and retainers during the Edo period kajō rites. Enjoy the steamed yokan’s springy texture as well as the harmony between kurozato brown sugar and azuki beans.

【Sales Period】10 June – 16 June 2022
【Price】2,160 yen (including tax)
※Not available at some stores. Please click here for details (Japanese only).

◇ Kajo Manju (3 pieces/box)


A selection of dainty buns with three different flavors (yellow: fragrant joyo manju, pink: pillowy shinman, brown: Rikyuman enriched with unrefined cane sugar). Branded with motifs connected to Wagashi day, they make a lovely gift for your friends and family.

[Sales period] 10 June – 16 June 2022
[Price] 1,512 yen/box (including tax)
※Not available at some stores. Please click here for details (Japanese only).

◇ Fukukobako


A selection of three different types of fresh sweets made to resemble traditional Japanese auspicious motifs. Packaged in an elegant crimson box, it captures the message of sincere blessings and well wishes.

[Sales period] 10 June – 16 June 2022
[Sales located] Selected Stores (please click here for details) ※Japanese only
[Price] 2,430 yen/box (including tax)

◇ <Reservations Required> 7 Kajogashi Selection 


Served on a neat earthenware plate, this is a reproduction of 7 types of confections made by Toraya for imperial usage at the end of the Edo period. A rare chance to taste an array of historical sweets not readily available at any other time of the year.

[Reservation period and stores] 1 June – 12 June 2022
※Available for in-store purchase only on 16 June at selected locations.
Please click here for details (Japanese only)
[Price] 3,564 yen/set (including tax)
※Reservations must be made at least 5 days before the pick-up date.