When it comes to wagashi (that’s traditional Japanese sweets), sweets enthusiasts know that not only do they taste delicious, but they are sure to be presented beautifully too.

One lineup of wagashi which takes this idea to the next level is ‘Tabemasu’. Their creations are inspired by various recognisable characters such as Hello Kitty, the Toy Story aliens, and they’ve even just recently released a trio of Demon Slayers.

This latest announcement has revealed two beloved characters who are making their Tabemasu debut, Moomin and his friend Snufkin.

Moomin’s cute plump figure has been perfectly rendered in nerikiri, a type of wagashi which is made from white bean paste and mochi dough. Nerikiri is very malleable and easily coloured, making it a great choice for the super detailed offerings from Tabemasu. Both of the characters have different flavour fillings, and Moomin’s is milk flavoured.

Snufkin’s filling is matcha to match his famous green outfit. The sweet is so detailed it even includes the decorative rope on Snufkin’s hat.

These sweets will be appearing in the chilled dessert section of Family Mart convenience stores all over Japan from 19th October 2021, and will cost 398 yen.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.