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Mikakuto Daranisuke-Ame
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Mikakuto Co., Ltd. Nara-Kojo
137-5 Imago-cho, Yamato Koriyama City, Nara, Japan

Category: Candy
内容量:80g (About 70 of them)
Raw Materials: brown sugar, starch syrup, sugar, vegetable oil and fat, keihi, dolomite, yellowfinches (from Nara prefecture), enamel, herb extract/sweetener (sorbitol), flavor, vegetable charcoal powder color, emulsifier

Best-Before Date: About 1 year and 9 months at the time of delivery

How to Store: Keep out of direct sunlight, high temperature and high humidity.


I heard that Nara Prefecture is a popular place for the manufacture and sale of medicines. So, you can find "Daranisuke" in every house in Nara prefecture. And it's a panacea for all kinds of gastrointestinal ailments. That's where UHA Mikakuto caught my attention and turned it into a candy and sold it.

By the way, Daranisuke is a Japanese-style medicine produced by Fujii-Risaburo-Yakubo, which uses the fruit of the kihada tree as a raw material. So, it is said that yellowfinches have a strong antibacterial effect and are effective against pathogens such as typhus, cholera and dysentery. It is also used as a stomachic and intestinal remedy, which led to the name Daranisuke. And this is a joint work by Fujii-Risaburo-Yakubo and UHA Mikakuto.

I heard that it's only available in the area now, but I can order it online.

The golden package is somehow divine. The candy that I took out from the inside was the size of a soybean, and had a black, suspicious glow. It has a hokka smell and a little bit of Chinese herb smell. Then I licked it, and hmmm, well, I guess it's the same feeling as the smell. And the closest thing to it is black candy~. And since it's small, it will disappear sooner than you think.

The effect is subtle, though I tried to eat it because I was upset in the stomach. Maybe it's not such a medicinal thing. There are no instructions for that... Well, if you have a bad stomach, it means you should take the medicine directly. As I was thinking about it, my stomach felt a little better. Perhaps it's good for prevention, I conveniently think.
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