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The new "Amabie wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets)" from long-established Wagashi store in Fukuoka, JOSUIAN!

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Attractive bright colours and cute round eyes!

(From left) Amabie-Hime (lit.: Princess Amabie), Jizo, Amabie-sama

According to Japanese legend, it is said that the mermaid-like yokai, Amabie, has the ability of warding off plagues. "When the plague happens, show the people images that depict me" - since that is what Amabie had said, the "#AmabieChallenge" has gone viral on social networks as people begin to post many Amabie images. This is what makes the long-established Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) store in Fukuoka, JOSUIAN to join the people - by making Dorayaki using Tsubuan (sweetened bean paste) and Namagashi (freshly prepared Japanese sweets) made from red bean paste♪ From ancient times, Azuki (red beans) is believed to have the power of preventing disasters, therefore in Japan, there is a tradition of eating Ohagi (mochi made with azuki paste) during Ohigan (the equinoctial week) to avoid disasters and disease. The Namagashi comes in soft bright colours and are made into 3 different figures - the cute Amabie look with round eyes, the Amabie-Hime which has been characterized, and the famous local guardian deity Jizo, consisting 6 pieces in a set. Besides Wagashi, the Dorayaki with azuki paste has a cute image of Amabie is not to be missed too. You may now purchase these on JOSUIAN Official Website (Online Store). Isn't this a good chance to get something for your loved ones whom you have not met in a while? (Editorial Dept.: Nika)
Amabie wagashi
Amabie wagashi
The manuscript of Amabie Wagashi.

Amabie wagashi
Amabie wagashi


- 如水庵 (JOSUIAN) Official Website: https://www.josuian.jp
- Facebook:@josuian.jp

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