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Travelers’ Treasures / Shokuyo Egara Junkinpaku “KOTOBUKI” (KOTOBUKI, Edible Gold Leaf)

Edible gold leaf is mainly formed into flakes that top food and confectionery. However, Shokuyo Egara Junkinpaku “KOTOBUKI” is edible gold leaf that can float in beverages. This product uses a new technique that allows the gold leaf to remain floating on the surface of a beverage while it is being enjoyed.

Unlike beverages that have gold leaf mixed in such as ginjoshu (premium sake) containing gold leaf, this gold leaf does not gradually sink to the bottom. Additionally, KOTOBUKI uses gold leaf made from 99.99 percent pure gold. Use it on occasions when a higher level of hospitality is required. Gold leaf, prized in ancient times as a medicine that conferred eternal youth, floating in a drink hints at the gold culture rooted in Japan, once called “Zipangu, the land of gold.”

Price: ¥1,620 for a pack containing 3 sheets

Manufacturer: Crystal Rose in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

(http://www.crystalrose-kyoto.com)

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