Valentine's Day Chocolates with a Japanese Twist at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
Make your Valentine's Day 2018 a truly memorable one however you choose to celebrate it with statement chocolates to savour at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi. From January 24th right through to the big day itself you can expect a range of events across the store, all united by a shared love of chocolate and its ever evolving possibilities.
Needless to say you will find the world of chocolatiers well-represented in store, but allow us to take this opportunity to recommend some of the Japanese talents bringing their distinctive eye to the genre, many of which are exclusively available at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi.
If they say the first bite is with the eye, then these are chocolates so beautiful you might not be able to bring yourself to eat them. The ukiyo-e inspired range from Okada Museum Chocolate are self-contained works of traditional Japanese art with equally intricate flavour to match. Likewise Chocolat de Kissho par Tomomi Chiba's contemporary take on the traditional is a great way to share your love of Japanese art with someone special.
As a relatively new import to Japan in the grand scheme of things, it is no surprise that Japanese chocolates tend to have a a taste of their own, and having perfected flavours for Asia and even won the acclaim of the chocolatiers of Europe, it is especially gratifying to see distinctly Japanese ingredients make their appearance.
Leading the line-up we find chocolates mixing Japanese nihonshu wine with fine cacao for a liqueur chocolate with a taste likely yet to be encountered. Elsewhere there is even plum wine chocolates to be sampled, and special mention must go to SILSMAIRA's white chocolates fused with Japanese white "SOLARIS" wine for a truly exquisite taste of contemporary Japan.
Valentine's Day at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Building and Annex
January 24th - February 14th 2018