“Kirby of the Stars” x Kyoto “Tsuruya Yoshinobu” collaboration new work! Cute rakugan and amber sugar “Kirby’s Yume no Izumi no Hoshi Kobako” will be on sale from Saturday, January 28th.
Kyoto sweets “Tsuruya Yoshinobu” founded in 1803. Web reservation starts from Friday, January 20, 2023!
Tsuruya Yoshinobu Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, President: Shinichiro Inada), which manufactures and sells Japanese sweets, will launch the popular game series “Kirby of the Stars” from Saturday, January 28, 2023. We will release a new collaboration Japanese confectionery “Kirby’s Yume no Izumi no Hoshikobako”. An assortment of cute Rakugan and Kohakuto with the motif of Kirby’s world view in an original design small box. The Tsuruya Yoshinobu official online shop has started accepting pre-orders from 12:00 on Friday, January 20 (this release release time).
Since its birth in 1992, “Kirby of the Stars” has been loved all over the world. In 2022, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of its birth, and in the ever-expanding Kirby world, a new sweet “Kirby’s Yume no Izumi no Hoshi Kobako” was added to the night sky.
In the summer of 2019, in the 4th year since the first collaboration with “Kirby’s Perfectly Handmade Monaka”, a dreamy box made by “Tsuruya Yoshinobu”, a long-established Kyoto confectionery founded in 1803, is a box with the motif of Kirby’s world view. A cute assortment of dry sweets “Rakugan” and “Kohakuto”.
It is a traditional Japanese confectionery that has been popular with matcha tea at tea ceremonies. , will be delivered.
▼ “Kirby’s Dream Fountain Star Kobako” special page
▼ Kyokasho Tsuruya Yoshinobu Official Homepage
“Kirby’s Dream Fountain Star Kobako” Product Information
●Price: 2,376 yen (tax included) (2,200 yen for body)
・Rakugan “Kirby” x3 ・”Dream Fountain” x1 ・”Star” x4 ・”Water” x3 ・8 amber sugar “stars”
– Exterior dimensions: horizontal 123 × vertical 88 × height 21 (mm) 28 items such as specified raw materials: None used
●Reserved date: 18 days
Release information for Kirby’s Yume no Izumi no Hoshi Kobako ■ WEB reservation start date
January 20, 2023 (Friday) 12:00-
・On the official online shop feature page
■ Over-the-counter release date
From Saturday, January 28, 2023
・Tsuruya Yoshinobu IRODORI (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit 1F)
・Tsuruya Yoshinobu Tokyo store (Tokyo Nihonbashi COREDO Muromachi 3 1st floor) https://www.tsuruyayoshinobu.jp/shop/tokyo-mise
*Although it is not a limited-time sale, it is all handmade and the number of production is limited, so it may be temporarily out of stock.
*There are notes on sales both online and in stores, so please check the special feature page and product page for details.
Kirby of the Stars and Ayumu, putting “until now” and “future” into sweets… [Image 5
“Odigashi” is a type of Japanese confectionery that is served with matcha green tea at tea ceremonies. In addition to rakugan and amber sugar, it refers to hail, rice crackers, suhama, konpeito, and ariheito. Rakugan using wasanbon sugar is generally called “wasanbon”. This product “Kirby”, “Dream Fountain” and “Water” are rakugan with wasanbon sugar.
★We plan to share how the sweets are made on Yoshinobu Tsuruya’s official SNS and web media at a later date.
Image of rakugan making (the photo is of a different product) A rare wooden mold for sweets with a passion for tradition
The wooden molds for sweets that are hand-carved by a wooden mold craftsman, which are used to make dry sweets called Rakugan, are rare and traditional crafts in themselves. For this product, we have created 3 new types of original candy molds for Kirby, Yume no Izumi, and Hoshi, while repeatedly designing and prototyping.
Craftsman’s hand-carved new confectionery wooden mold
In addition, the traditional “water” wooden pattern handed down by Yoshinobu Tsuruya is used to express the dream of water flowing out of the “dream spring”. By combining old and new designs, Tsuruya Yoshinobu expresses the traditional skills that Tsuruya Yoshinobu wants to protect, and the dreams and thoughts of the Kirby of the Stars and the future.
“Yumekawa” dried sweets are created one by one by the hands of Kyoto confectionery craftsmen.
[Rakugan (with Wasanbon)]
– Kirby: Clear the stage! The perfectly pink Kirby, who dances the familiar Kirby of the Stars “Clear Dance”, has become a smooth, cute and delicious rakugan. Please pay attention to the cute expression reproduced by the exquisite skill of the craftsman.
-Dream Fountain: “Dream Fountain” that appears in the game and delivers dreams to the world. You can taste the refined sweetness that melts in your mouth. The source of the dream “Star Rod” and the overflowing spring water are also delicately represented.
●Water: We use a traditional wooden mold that has been handed down from the old days to Tsuruya Yoshinobu, which depicts the ripples of the spreading water. It is said that the dreams that flow from the spring will eventually turn into drops, become mist, and spread all over the world…
Stars: Rakugan with a crunchy texture, with two cute plump stars in a row. It is softer than wasanbon sugar, and has a gentle taste that melts away. It represents the stars shining in the night sky of pop stars.
●Star: A faintly shining star has recently become an “edible gem” and a hot topic “Kohakuto”. The unique texture of crunchy and smooth is made by die-cutting them one by one with a special mold and drying them thoroughly. Enjoy cute side by side with Kirby.
The original design package is also recommended as a gift.
A package with a little Japanese style of Kirby flying the night sky with Warp Star. Glittering accents, the gold plain weave cord is a rubber cord. After eating, it is a box that you would like to be loved as a small container.
Recommended for all Kirby fans, as a new collection, as a small souvenir, or as a gift for that person who loves cute things. Have a wonderful tea time with the sweetness that melts gently and the cute design.
Enjoy a Japanese tea time with “Kirby’s perfect handmade monaka”. [Image 10
Kirby x Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s first collaboration “Kirby’s Manmaru Handmade Monaka”, which has been popular since its release in the summer of 2019, is now on sale. It’s even more fun when you have them all together… Pour a cup of warm tea and enjoy the world of harmony with Kirby and the others.
It can be purchased online and in stores, just like Kirby’s Yume no Izumi no Hoshi Kobako.
▼ “Kirby’s perfect handmade monaka” special page
About “Kirby of the Stars”
Kirby, the main character of the popular game series Kirby of the Stars, is a glutton who can eat anything and has the special ability to copy and transform the abilities of his enemies. It has been 31 years since its birth in 1992. With a wide range of activities from games to goods, concerts, and cafe development, he is a perfectly pink superhero who is loved by many fans regardless of age, gender, or domestic and overseas.
“Kirby of the Stars” Official Portal Site: https://www.kirby.jp “Kirby of the Stars” Twitter: @Kirby_JP (https://twitter.com/Kirby_JP) (C) Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
About “Tsuruya Yoshinobu”
Founded in 1803 (3rd year of Kyowa) by Ihei Tsuruya in Nishijin, Kyoto. A long-established confectioner in Kyoto with over 200 years of history. Based on the family motto of “creating yokimono”, he devised new Japanese sweets and cafes that incorporate modern sensibilities while preserving traditional techniques. While expanding the appeal of traditional Kyoto confectionery, we are constantly pursuing new value in Japanese confectionery.
Tsuruya Yoshinobu Official Website: https://www.tsuruyayoshinobu.jp/ Tsuruya Yoshinobu Official Online Shop: https://shop.tsuruyayoshinobu.jp/ Yoshinobu Tsuruya Official Twitter: @tsuruya1803
Tsuruya Yoshinobu Official Instagram: @tsuruya.yoshinobu_wagashi (https://www.instagram.com/tsuruya.yoshinobu_wagashi/)
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