Fujiko Museum offers manga-themed sweets

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, devoted to the joint creator of “Doraemon” and other hits, is selling manga-themed confectionery for Japan’s chocolate-giving season.

The museum, which opened last September in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, has added seven special items to its cafe’s menu for Valentine’s Day and White Day on March 14, when men in Japan reciprocate Valentine’s presents.

Cheese, chocolates, apple tarts and sweet potato cakes can all be ordered for takeout, and special combo sets and hot drinks with latte art are available. The museum’s shop will give a special postcard to visitors who buy at least two items, and its photo-sticker booths are providing four different sweet-themed patterns.

The museum celebrates the work the late Hiroshi Fujimoto, who wrote under the pen name Fujiko F. Fujio and was one half of the manga writing duo that produced “Doraemon.” Other popular works included “Perman” and “Obake no Q-taro.”

Hand-drawn illustrations by the writer, who lived in Kawasaki’s Tama Ward, are among the exhibits and visitors can also see anime screenings.

For more information, visit (http://fujiko-museum.com/).

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