Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle Celebrating Japan’s New Era

Since the new era “Reiwa (令和)” has come in Japan, recently I have seen several products with the name of the Japan’s new era in supermarkets.

I love noodle soups, so when I go shopping at a grocery store, I definitely head to its instant noodles section and look for newly released products with appealing delicious-looking packaging.

Last time when I shopped at a drugstore near my workplace, I came across a pack of instant Yakisoba with real gold from Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series celebrating the advent of Reiwa.

Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle Instant Ramen

Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle

And yesterday, at the entrance of the instant noodles section of a supermarket in my neighborhood, piles of cups of this instant ramen from Nissin welcomed me. 

On the golden paper lid, the red Chinese characters “令和元年” meaning “the first year of Reiwa” are printed.

For this package design, what do you think is used as a motif? If you are acquainted with Japan’s things, you will be able to answer it easily!

The answer is

Japanese Daruma Wishing Doll

Daruma (だるま)

Daruma is a traditional Japanese wishing doll, which is known as a lucky charm for the new year in Japan. Now, let’s get back on track!


Actually, I wondered what flavor this instant cup ramen had when I looked carefully at the product package, because there was no description on it there.

Therefore, I checked both the ingredient list and the Nissin’s official website. Based on them, the contents of this instant ramen were the same as those of the regular soy sauce flavored Nissin Cup Noodle.

Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle Instant Ramen

Like this, the Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle was just the Nissin Cup Noodle Soy Sauce with memorial lucky packaging for the Japan’s new era “Reiwa (令和)”!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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