Chouseiden, a special name for rakugan (packed sugar sweet) has been praised as one of the three most renowned Japanese confectioneries for over 300 years, ever since it was created by the third Kaga domain lord Toshitsune Maeda, named and autographed by the tea master Enshu Kobori. It is still produced following traditional methods, using precious sugar from Tokushima, rice powder from the Hokuriku region, and natural safflower for coloring the red rakugan.
Ingredients[White] Refined sugar, Glutinous rice, Starch syrup
[Red] Refined sugar, Glutinous rice, Starch syrup, Coloring matter of safflowers （Contains traces of wheat.）
Chitose, which used to be called Chitose-zushi, is a classic Japanese confectionery created by followers of the Ikko religion in the 16th century – the time of Osumi Kameda, the founder of Morihachi. After improvements through the generations, chitose was perfected as a celebratory sweet, where the red represents the rising sun and the white represents the feathers of a crane.
Ingredients[White] Sugar, Rice syrup, Red beans, Glutinous rice flour, Starch
[Red] Sugar, Rice syrup, Red beans, Glutinous rice flour, Starch, Coloring matter of safflowers
Kuroyokan (a thick sweetened red bean jelly) was created with a perfect combination of natural spring water and carefully selected ingredients. Its glaze has been nobly compared to kurome-zome, a dye technique used for the Kaga domain family crest and samurai formal attire. It connects the tradition of Kaga’s yokan production from the past to the future.
IngredientsRock sugar, Red beans, Agar agar powder, Rice syrup
Houdatsu (Baked sweets)
Houdatsu, named after Mt. Houdatsu which once prospered as Kaga’s gold mine, has a sophisticated appearance and flavor made from high quality domestic chunky red beans paste, is wrapped in pancake, and sprinkled with gold leaf.
IngredientsSugar, Egg, Red beans, Malt sugar, Glutinous rice flour, wheat flour, Vegetable fat and oil, Honey, Yam, White beans, Starch syrup, agar, Salt, Trehalose, Emulsifier, pH adjuster, Perfume, Coloring agent (Gold leaf), (Contains traces of soybeans)
Lavishly using Houdatsu-kuzu (prized arrowroot), supplied exclusively to the Kaga domain for 400 years, Houdatsu-kuzu Kuzukiri is a masterpiece accompanied by the Morihachi family’s proprietary brown sugar syrup past down for generation after generation.
Ingredients[Body] Sugar, Reduced water syrup, Kuzu (100% treasure trophy), Gelling agent (thickening polysaccharide), pH adjuster
[Brown sugar syrup] Black molasses, Brown sugar (100% from Okinawa), Granulated sugar, Wasanbon sugar, Soy sauce (including wheat and soybean as part of raw materials)