is a Japanese candy originally made in Portugal and introduced to Japan around
the 15th and 16th centuries by traders from Europe. Its name is derived from
the Portugues word 'confeito,' which means sugar candy. To these traditional candies,
we add high quality Maccha from tea leaves grown in Kyoto. Please enjoy the delicate
Maccha flavour and aroma with these sweet Konpeito. Excellent for a tea
they are handmade, our Konpeito vary slightly in size and shape.
the Imperial House of Japan, Konpeito is a traditional gift for wedding celebrations.
For example, it was given
to guests at Princess Nori's (now Sayako Kuroda) wedding reception.
Konpeito are brought into their star-like shape from small crystals of sugar after
two weeks of diligent work by a skilled confectioner. This may be compared to
a marriage maturing with diligent effort.
Comment : Konpeito is a popular mini-gift for guests at wedding receptions!