top of page


Otsukimi, assorted candy for moon viewing

Moon viewing is traditionally enjoyed during Autumn in Japan, and this box of assorted candies celebrate this event with four different shapes and techniques:


Rabbit is closely associated with the moon due to a local mythology of rabbits pounding mochi on the lunar surface. This rabbit is a rakugan, which is made by mixing sugar with mochi flour and pressing them into a wooden form. 


A long time ago people would prepare chestnut and beans as offerings to the moon, so we celebrate that by making an edamame shaped candy. This edamame is a mame rakugan, which is similar to rakugan with additional kinako (roasted soy powder) and aonori (dried seaweed).


Called kikyō in Japanese, this is a kohakutō which is made by mixing kanten (seaweed jelly) with sugar, cut into shapes, and then dried for a few days.


Tsukimi literally means "looking at the moon" and it is a favorite pastime for royalties, scholars, and poets of Kyoto. This is a kizato which is made by boiling sugar with rice flour.

Best-before date: 2 weeks

Availability: September, all stores.

Allergen: egg, soy

About food allergy-labelling system in Japan (outside link)

Ingredients for rabbit shape:

  • Sugar

  • Kanbaiko (mochi flour)

  • Mijinko (mochi flour)

  • Sorbitol (sweetener)

Ingredients for edamame shape:

  • Sugar

  • Kinako (roasted soy powder)

  • Mijinko (mochi flour)

  • Aonori (dried seaweed)

  • Salt

Ingredients for bellflower shape:

  • Sugar

  • Corn syrup

  • Kanten (seaweed jelly)

  • Egg

Ingredients for moon shape:

  • Sugar

  • Kanbaiko (mochi flour)

Otsukimi candy box
bottom of page