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Vol.8 "通りもん" (Torimon)

Tell Me! Pirikarakochan! Fukuoka's Umakamon
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So many people have fallen in love with this classic Fukuoka treat!

Hakata Torimon
Pirikarakochan dressed in a "袴" (hakama /a type of Japanese clothing).
"Hakata Torimon" is a confectionary creation that is very popular in Fukuoka. The tasty sweet is now well-known all around the world. In 2018, the "Hakata Torimon" was recognized as the "largest confectionery bean paste filled bun brand" by the Guinness World Records. The name comes from Hakata-ben (Hakata dialect). "とおりもん" (Torimon) is the word that locals use to describe the people wearing festival outfits associated with the Hakata Dontaku festival. The annual event sees some of the participants walk around the city wearing hanagasa (conical hats decorated with flowers) and hakama (traditional garments worn over a kimono).

The eighth episode of the short anime "Hakata Mentai! Pirikarakochan" takes a closer look at this topic. Pirikarakochan and the gang attend the festival wearing all kinds of cool costumes. As the story unfolds, a battle breaks out over the "Torimon" cakes! "Hakata Torimon" are so delicious... They are worth fighting for! Make sure to check them out when you next visit Fukuoka!

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博多通りもん● 博多通りもん (Hakata Torimon)

"Hakata Torimon" are produced by a Fukuoka-based confectionery company called "明月堂" (Meigetsudo). The tasty treats, which are made using white bean paste, butter and fresh cream, have become the brand's flagship product. "Torimon" have a refined, elegant quality that you'll love. They have successfully infused Japanese confectionery with Western-style flavours.

In 2018, the "Hakata Torimon" was recognized as the "largest confectionery bean paste filled bun brand" by the Guinness Book of Records.

■Official Website: http://www.meigetsudo.co.jp/

Photo provided by: MEIGETSUDO CO.,LTD.

博多明太!ぴりからこちゃん (Hakata Mentai! Pirikarakochan)

博多明太!ぴりからこちゃん<STORY>
On a commercial street that might or might not be in Hakata, a variety of 'delicious' events occur!? A slapstick slice-of-life drama with food spirits!

<CAST>
Pirikarakochan: Hiyori Kono/Sousuke Ojisan: Kenichi Ogata/Motsunabe Oyaji: Chafurin/Baran-kun: Shun Horie/Amaou Trio: Hitomi Owada/Maya: Maaya Uchida/Caviar-kun: Natsumi Fujiwara/Shitsuji: Hironori Miyata/Koharu Obaachan: Marie Oi

■Broadcast starts from July 2019 (KBC Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Co., Ltd.)
■Official Website:https://en.pirikarakochan.com/
■Twitter:@Pirikarakochan
■Instagram:pirikarakochan_official
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