Kabukiage: Amanoya’s Best-Selling Rice Cracker
Kabuki (歌舞伎) is one of the traditional performing arts representing Japan, whose origin can be traced back to 1603.
It is a classical Japanese dance-drama designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan since 1965.
And this Kabukiage (歌舞伎揚), released in 1960 by Amanoya (天乃屋), is one of the best-known snacks associated with Kabuki art.
Amanoya Kabukiage (天乃屋 歌舞伎揚)
Age (揚) in its name is the word (suffix) for fry in English, and Amanoya Kabukiage is one of the most loved deep-fried rice crackers in East Japan.
At both ends of the packaging, tricolor banner designs imitate the stage curtain seen in the Kabuki theater called Joshiki Maku (定式幕).
However, Kabuki-Age is just a trademark possessed by the Tokyo-based confectionery company Amanoya and has no connection with traditional Kabuki art.
The Age-Senbei, Kabukiage, is individually packed, and each cracker has a family crest of Kabuki engraved on the surface, as seen in the picture of its dough on the official website of Amanoya.
These fries have a pleasant crunchy texture, flavored with sweet, thick soy sauce. They have a good old, delicious taste that brings back memories of many Japanese.
|Non-glutinous Uruchi rice, Vegetable oil, sugar, Soy sauce (including wheat and soybean), High fructose corn syrup, Seasoning extract, Salt, Modified starch (from wheat), Seasoning (including amino acid), Caramel pigment|
|Salt equivalents||0.2 g|