There is no place more beautiful in all of Japan than the historic and traditional Kyoto. I remember immediately falling in love with the city's architecture and funiki (雰囲気, atmosphere or ambience) the first time I visited years ago. Thus, I am beyond excited to present the theme for December Bokksu:
As the former Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is famous for its breathtaking temples, traditional Japanese crafts, and delicious foods. Kyoto’s craftsmen are renowned for their attention to detail and near-ceremonial reverence whether they are weaving intricate kimonos or creating artisanal foods. In fact, two of Japan’s most well-known gastronomic traditions originated in Kyoto: Kaiseki (traditional multi-course dinner) and Sado (Japanese tea ceremony). This month, we’ll transport you to the thousand-year-old capital through our tasty snacks and teas directly sourced from Kyoto.
Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion
Lastly, starting from December Bokksu, thanks to the helpful feedback we've received from all of you, we'll be adding a sixth snack product so that you will have even more variety and flavors with each box! (Previously we had five snack products and a tea pairing. Now there will be at least seven snack and tea products in each box!).