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by Danny Taing November 23, 2016

There is no place more beautiful in all of Japan than the historic and traditional Kyoto. I remember immediately falling in love with the city's architecture and funiki (雰囲気, atmosphere or ambience) the first time I visited years ago. Thus, I am beyond excited to present the theme for December Bokksu:

Sado Japanese Tea Ceremony

Artisanal Kyoto

As the former Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is famous for its breathtaking temples, traditional Japanese crafts, and delicious foods. Kyoto’s craftsmen are renowned for their attention to detail and near-ceremonial reverence whether they are weaving intricate kimonos or creating artisanal foods. In fact, two of Japan’s most well-known gastronomic traditions originated in Kyoto: Kaiseki (traditional multi-course dinner) and Sado (Japanese tea ceremony). This month, we’ll transport you to the thousand-year-old capital through our tasty snacks and teas directly sourced from Kyoto.

Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion

Lastly, starting from December Bokksu, thanks to the helpful feedback we've received from all of you, we'll be adding a sixth snack product so that you will have even more variety and flavors with each box! (Previously we had five snack products and a tea pairing. Now there will be at least seven snack and tea products in each box!).

Happy snacking!

Danny Taing
Danny Taing

Danny is the Founder of Bokksu, which is the culmination of his passions for delicious foods and Japanese culture. He spent four years living and working in Japan, where he often traveled to different regions and tried as many local snacks as he could find.

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