Fireworks Festival Bokksu, Japanese subscription box
Jpaanese Fireworks Festival

TIME TO BREAK OUT YOUR YUKATA

August in Japan is known as the hottest time of the year but not even the hottest weather can keep us from celebrating friends, food, and fun at Japan’s exciting Firework Festivals!

TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO JAPAN'S FESTIVALS

This month, we’ve included a number of snacks that reflect the food stall (yatai) culture in order to treat you to flavors like grilled corn, fried ginger, and fresh green tea.


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Handmade Ramune Candy
Handmade Ramune Candy
Kongari Corn Rice Cracker
Kongari Corn Arare Rice Cracker
Bokksu White Strawberry
White Strawberry
Dora Choco
Dora Choco
Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi
Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi
Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea
Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea
Sauce Uma Sen
Sauce Uma Sen
Mala Fried Rice Cracker
Mala Agesen Rice Cracker
Beni Shoga Fried Kaki no Tane
Osaka Beni Shoga Fried Kakinotane
Tai Strawberry
Puku Puku Tai: Strawberry
Baby Star Yakisoba
Baby Star Yakisoba Mini: Sauce Flavor
Hana Kokeshi
Hana Kokeshi
Handmade Ramune Candy
Handmade Ramune Candy
Kongari Corn Rice Cracker
Kongari Corn Arare Rice Cracker
Bokksu White Strawberry
White Strawberry
Dora Choco
Dora Choco
Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi
Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi
Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea
Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea

Handmade Ramune Candy

Manufacturer: Bokksu x Daimonji
Common Allergens: N/A
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Just like the original iconic summertime drink, Ramune, this uniquely carbonated fizzy candy is truly refreshing! The tiny candy’s shape is reminiscent of the tiny marble you find in the drink when you push down on the top to open the bottle and drink up.

Kongari Corn Arare Rice Cracker

Manufacturer: Morihaku Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Gifu Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Ah, sweet, sweet corn! A golden treasure of the matsuri (festival) scene, there’s always plenty of cobs being cooked on a fire pit at any summer festival. Cultures around the world enjoy grilled corn, but in Japan, the special twist put on this snack is a sweet soy sauce glaze.

White Strawberry

Manufacturer: Bokksu
Common Allergens: Milk, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Nagano Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This adorable sweet is actually the world’s first chocolate-infused strawberry produced by an innovative Nagano maker exclusively for Bokksu! First, only the freshest organic strawberries are harvested from a local farm. Next, each strawberry is freeze-dried to remove all the water and then infused with white chocolate. Finally, the strawberries are cooled, resulting in the perfect balance of smooth yet crunchy texture.

Dora Choco

Manufacturer: Yaokin
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Dora Choco is the cuter, more compact version of the popular food stall snack dorayaki. Dorayaki is a common Japanese treat made with two pancake-like castella cakes sandwiching a filling traditionally made using red bean paste. With a chocolate center rather than the usual red bean paste, this dorayaki is an interesting spin on the traditional and keeps things fresh and interesting.

Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi

Manufacturer: Kyoshin Seika
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Aichi Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Traditionally, making warabimochi involved using the warabi (bracken) vegetable for its starch to create the mochi. However, in more recent times, warabimochi is made using tapioca starch, which results in a different type of mochi than the rice mochi you probably know, which is made using glutinous rice. Chewy and nutty with a jelly-like texture, warabimochi makes a frequent appearance in the summertime.

Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea

Manufacturer: Kagoshima Seicha
Common Allergens: N/A
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kagoshima Prefecture
Vegetarian: Yes

Mizudashi (cold brew) green tea is the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. Mizudashi translates to “infusing with cold water” and is the method we recommend using for this sencha and matcha-mixed green tea that is best enjoyed cold to stave off hot weather. The unique combination of sencha (green tea) and matcha will be the refreshing green tea power couple you never knew you needed!

Sauce Uma Sen

Manufacturer: Sakata Beika
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Yamagata Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Worcestershire-based sauce (also called just ソース sauce) is a beloved ingredient in Japanese festival cuisine and is the star of this delicious senbei. Find this sauce in dishes like yakisoba, takoyaki, or negiyaki, where Worcestershire sauce highlights the savory notes in the noodle, octopus, and vegetable dishes.

Mala Agesen Rice Cracker

Manufacturer: Ryumon Shoji
Common Allergens: Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Mollusk shellfish
Product of: Kanagawa Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

You’ll crunch into this snack only to find your mouth tingling with flavor from the capsicum. Don’t worry, the spice isn’t too overwhelming to the point of not being able to enjoy the other treats in this month’s box after this snack!

Osaka Beni Shoga Fried Kakinotane

Manufacturer: Idea Package
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This flavorful fried kakinotane features an unusual flavor: beni shoga (pickled ginger)! Beni Shoga is a popular side dish in Japan. Its vivid red color comes from umezu, which is used in making umeboshi and adds a sour note to the warm bite of ginger. The fluffy crunchy texture and sour ginger flavor makes this snack a fun and adventurous addition to our Fireworks Festival Bokksu!

Puku Puku Tai: Strawberry

Manufacturer: Meito Sangyo
Common Allergens: Milk, Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Aichi Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

This adorable snack is a fun, fish-shaped delight that has a crisp shell enclosing a light and tasty strawberry mousse. Most commonly filled with sweet azuki beans or red bean, this modern twist on the traditional festival snack is a refreshing, summery treat that will transport you directly to a matsuri!

Baby Star Yakisoba Mini: Sauce Flavor

Manufacturer: Oyatsu Company
Common Allergens: Eggs, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Mollusk shellfish
Product of: Mie Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

The love for this food stall favorite comes out in full force during the festival season when you can find a multitude of vendors showing off their take on this simple and delicious dish. Often accompanied by vegetables like cabbage, onions, or carrots and garnish like beni shoga (pickled ginger) or aonori (green seaweed), yakisoba can be enjoyed in a myriad of culinary ways.

Hana Kokeshi

Manufacturer: Morihaku Seika
Common Allergens: Fish, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Gifu Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This snack’s name literally means “Flower Dolls” in reference to the cute doll designs on the packaging, and each doll has different flowers on her dress. Kokeshi are traditional Japanese wooden dolls. These little cracker morsels are designed with a peanut head and yummy soy sauce-flavored body.

And your first box ships out within 1 week!

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT JAPAN

Learn more about your snacks, like common allergens, the prefectures they came from, and the makers who make them with our 20-Page Culture Guide, included in every box!

Bokksu custom Japanese snack and Culture Guide
Historic photo of Kagoshima Seicha

MEET OUR MAKERS

Kagoshima Seicha’s long history has led to excellence. The company began in 1881 in Kagoshima, already known for its quality teas, and called the store “Birouen,” meaning beauty and longevity. Read more about this maker in this month's Culture Guide!

And your first box ships out within 1 week!