Nissin Cup Noodle Reiwa Celebrating Japan’s New Era

Here in Japan, as the new era “Reiwa (令和)” has come, recently I have seen several products relating to the country’s new era in supermarkets.

I love noodle soup, so every time I go shopping at a grocery store, I definitely head to its instant noodles section and check whether there are newly released products with appealing packaging.

In fact, last time when I stopped by a drugstore near my workplace, I came across a cup of instant Yakisoba with real gold from the Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series celebrating the advent of Reiwa.

Nissin Cup Noodle Reiwa Instant Ramen

Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle

And yesterday, at the entrance of the instant noodles aisle of a supermarket, piles of cups of this memorial instant ramen from Nissin welcomed me. And I grabbed one as a memento.

On the golden paper lid of the Nissin Cup Noodle I picked up, 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 Japanese things, you should answer this question!

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. Now, let’s get back to the main subject!


Although I carefully read the text on the cup, I wondered what flavor this cup ramen has, because there was no note concerning flavor there.

Therefore, I checked the ingredient list and visited the official website of Nissin and found out that the contents of this cup ramen are the same as the regular Nissin Cup Noodle Shoyu or Soy Sauce Flavor.

Nissin Reiwa Cup Noodle Instant Ramen

As you can tell from the photo, the Nissin Cup Noodle Reiwa is just the Nissin Cup Noodle Soy Sauce with memorial lucky packaging for the new era “Reiwa (令和)”!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, 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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