As well as being tasty in its own right, these Morinaga Milk Caramels will appeal as a souvenir for all fans of the Studio Ghibli film ‘My Neighbour Totoro’.
If you visit the Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka then you might be lucky and see the short film sequel to My Neighbour Totoro (the film can only be seen at the museum and is only about 15 minutes long) – the film is called ‘Mei to Koneko no Bus’ (Mei and the Kitten-bus).
The film is shown on rotation with other features, so should you want to see it specifically then you should maybe try to phone ahead to check it is on before your visit.
In the film, Mei uses Morinaga Milk Caramels to befriend a baby (kitten) catbus. Screen grabs below:
Aside from the aforementioned cameo in the Totoro film, Morinaga Milk Caramel has been famous in Japan with over 100 years of history, dating back from the Meiji period. These special milk caramels were once a privilege on Showa Emperor’s birthday as an Imperial Gift for children to enjoy.
The semi-soft milk caramel has a special rich nutty butterscotch taste.
These caramels are a great item for collectors of ‘dagashi’, traditional Japanese sweets from the Showa Period.
Each box contains 12 delicious caramels. A great item with a delicious taste and long history.
Check out the links below to find out where you can buy Morinaga Milk Caramel online and get it delived to your door.
Kyarameru Ageruu (Have a Caramel)