These Museum Chocolates From Japan Look Like Famous Masterpieces
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Okada Museum Chocolate, a chocolate brand of the Okada Museum of Art, will start selling chocolates at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store from January 29 and Sweets Collection 2020 at the Isetan Shinjuku Store from February 5. These chocolates are based on Hokusai Katsushika's masterpiece, Fugoku Sanjurokkei (Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji), with motifs of Kanagawa Okinamiura and Gaifu Kaisei from the collection. The beautiful designs are unique to the art museum and they are highly recommended as a gift for Valentine’s Day.
Okada Museum Chocolate "Nami to Fuji"
The Okada Museum of Art is an art museum located in Hakone Kowakudani. About 450 works of art from ancient times to the present—mainly in Japan, China, and Korea—are on display at all times.
The museum shop has been selling chocolates with motifs such as Kotaro Fukui's Kaze/Toki and Utamaro Kitagawa's Fukagawa no Yuki. The original chocolates by the museum feature unique and rich flavors such as Sour Cream x Ume (plum) and Waguri (Japanese chestnut) x Matsutake Mushroom.
Okada Museum Chocolate “Utamaro/Fukagawa no Yuki"
This time, the Okada Museum Chocolate is offering the Okada Museum Chocolate “Nami to Fuji” (¥4,801), which was created in conjunction with the special exhibition 260th Anniversary of Hokusai's Hand-Painted Painting-Along with Masterpieces of Prints and Shunga to be held starting April 5. Prior to the sales at the museum, it will be sold at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store and Isetan Shinjuku Store.
The fine waves and bold composition of the well-known masterpiece, Kanagawa Oki namiura, and Mt. Fuji in the morning sun, Gaifu Kaisei, are both beautifully replicated in the chocolates. Not only do the designs show intricate attention to details, but also the taste of the chocolates is elaborate.
There are eight new flavors of chocolates including the Grape x Gorgonzola Cheese and Peach Apricot x Verveine (Lemon Verbena). These unique chocolates, which combine fruits with herbs and spices, is a great treat for yourself and your loved ones.
The Okada Museum Chocolate “Sekka/Kakitsubata” mimics a Japanese folding screen.
The Okada Museum Chocolate “Sekka/Kakitsubata” is characterized by its unique flavor and colorful appearance.
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The chocolates will be sold at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store “Sweets Collection” from January 29 to February 14. The event is held at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Main Building 7/F (Saijijo Hall) and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Last day is until 6 p.m.). For more details, you may check out this website.
The chocolates will also be sold at the Isetan Shinjuku Store “Sweets Collection 2020” from February 5 to February 14. The event is held at Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 6/F (Saijijo Hall) and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last day is until 6 p.m.). *Please take note that some products may not be available. For more details, you may visit this website.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (28 January 2020)