Kompeito – Five Color Traditional Japanese Candy

Kompeito Five Color Traditional Japanese Candy

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Kompeito – Five Color Traditional Japanese Candy

Another great taste from Japan that’s been around for more than a century, this is Kasugai kompeito (also written konpeito) candy, a kind of hard candy that looks like stars, exploding out in all directions. This is a tasty package of an authentic sweet candy from Japan’s past, with a ziplock seal for freshness. Each package is 6″ x 8″ (15 x 21 cm). As seen in the Ghibli film Spirited Away, by Hayao Miyazaki (this is what Kamaji feeds to the little soot sprites, called Susuwatari). Since this candy has been loved in Japan for more than 400 years, it’s also good for fans of traditional Japanese “dagashi” treats.