We can now officially say Spring has come to Japan! Though some parts of the country may not yet have their array of blooming cherry blossoms, the season is still officially spring! During these months, sakura are a major theme for many products, which makes Japan’s love of spring particularly standout from the rest.
Whether it be events, items, or even food and drinks, none of them will be left out of the yearly sakura theme. Many of you also have probably heard or encountered these on your trip to Japan or, especially, if you live here, but why not try something different and bring the sakura to your plate with this cute sakura pasta!
Recently, the sakura pasta produced by Tamaya Seimen from Yamagata Prefecture has been gaining attention from internet users throughout the country. The sakura pasta might be the cutest pasta you’ll lay eyes on in Japan not only because of its pink color but because it is shaped like sakura!
Now for those of you who are concerned about the ingredients used to make the sakura pasta, well don’t worry because the pasta is actually made out of semolina from wheat, and what produces the pinkish color in the pasta is actually from domestically grown beets.
Aside from adding the spring feel to your table, you can also give this as a gift to a friend or relative, or even as a congratulatory gift to those who are entering school this season. Many people will be able to enjoy spring all the more with this cute sakura dish.
You can purchase the sakura pasta at Tamaya Seimen’s online shop from ¥1000 on their website, but you should hurry because they might run out of stock again and these are only sold until the end of April! Be sure to hurry and order so that you can bring the sakura feel to your food too with the cute sakura pasta!