August '17 Bokksu: Cool for the Summer 夕涼み
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Summer in Japan means matsuri (festivals) and fireworks on the beach, but it also comes with unbearably hot, humid days. Yusuzumi (夕涼み) is a Japanese ritual practiced during summertime evenings to help cool down. The traditional method is to go outside in the early evening after the heat has subsided and sit on an engawa (traditional Japanese porch) in a breezy yukata (cotton kimono) while fanning oneself with an uchiwa (paper fan). Other methods include taking early evening baths or drinking a cold glass of sencha (green tea). To help you practice yusuzumi this summer, we selected Japanese snacks best enjoyed chilled that will reinvigorate you after a long, hot day. This month's assortment will satisfy your snack cravings and will keep you "Cool for the Summer"!
"I upgraded to classic and my August Bokksu arrived super quick!! Yata!! I don't think anything will last long enough to make it to the fridge to get chilled. The Nagoya caramel sandwich cookie - sugoi!!"
Ieva @ Facebook
"Nothing makes me happier than a subscription box embracing the season and choosing an appropriate theme for their box. I feel like a good theme can go a long way... Bokksu really sets themselves apart from all the other Japanese Snack Subscription boxes on the market, thanks to the time and effort that goes in to each box, and the fact that they keep it classy, I love that!"
Sara @ AYearOfBoxes
"I have yet to be disappointed by a Bokksu box offering! The variety again this month was great as the fusion of various flavors really brought out the Japanese culture within each snack item. And the best part? they feel and taste totally gourmet! If there is one Japanese snack subscription you should try, then let it be Bokksu!"
Falak @ ThisMamaReviews