Saturday, May 2, 2015

Omiyage Giveaway!

There are about six more days of the tour left to blog about! In no time, it'll be all ova. So fast.

I have some omiyage left, so I'd like to have a small giveaway. If you'd like to enter the drawing, you can just leave a comment here on this post or email me at Your name will be put into a ziplock container. I'll ask Wendell to draw a name and I'll announce the winner the day after my last "Japan 2015" blog post. 

The prize package will contain the following:

Niigata sweet.  Made with Koshihikari rice flour and contains white chocolate. Oooooh!

Scallop-flavored fried mochi bits.

Fried squid.

Crepe pouch.  100-yen store is da bomb.

Little decorative post-it pads.

Hoshi ume (dried plum). Maroyaka (mellow). Yawarakai (soft).

Translucent stickers. Kawaiiiii (cuuuuute).

Totoro charm. It looks bigger in my hand than it is.  It's only about 1 1/2 inches long. It's soooo cute! My favorite, favorite. But you can have it. Because you deserve it. And plus I got more.

And last, Shiragawa-go's winter-dried "Tezukuri (handmade) Kakimochi". We still haven't made ours yet. Waiting for Mother's Day when the family comes over to try it out.

So interesting yah!  Information online says that you can grill it or fry it. 

I found this video called "Creating Kakimochi". It shows how its made.

Anybody can enter the drawing. Even if I gave you something from Japan already. Even if you just came back from Japan yourself. Even if you're one of my cousins. Or my cousin's cousin. If something in the prize package interests you, just enter. 

Good luck! You get good chance to win 'cause usually not too many people enter my drawings.


renee said...

All you omiyage looks so good!

Kalin's Mommy said...

Ooooh! I'm game!

jalna said...

Thanks, Renee!!

Good luck, Mich!

jenny said...

LOL...this is so greedy of me but...I LIKE!!

Anonymous said...

J: Oh heck yeah! What a can't eat my mom will totally eat it and I want the kakimochi so bad. Plus my mom is fixated on kawai post its, she uses it to remember stuff so count me in! -N (though I wish your Japan trip blogging would go on for a long time, I am loving it)

Anonymous said...



Susan said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuff!
I want in : )

jalna said...

Funny, Jenny!! You're in!!

I wish my Japan trip blogging was longer too, N. When I look at the pictures it feels like I'm back there again. Good luck to you and your mom!!

You're in, Winnie!!

Yay, Susan! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jalna!

We are enjoying your Japan trip through your posts!

Thank you!
Ryan & Shari

Anonymous said...

ok then, since you said cousin's cousin, and EVERYTHING looks soooo good, and even though I already got a omiyage goodie bag that I love.....HERE I AM!!!!

YJ said...

Oooooh would love to win some goodies!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Oishii and kawaii stuff. I shouldn't but I like enter!

Sushma P said...

The totoro charm is the most adorable one!

Dd said...

OMG...that bag looks like it could hold my ??

jalna said...

Ryan and Shari!! Howzit! So nice to hear from your. Good luck on the drawing.

Yay, Vicki!!

Good luck, YJ!

Glad you're in, Aunty!

It is my favorite, Sushma. Good luck to you!

I'll make you one, Didi. Pretty soon I can go back to sewing. And I got some cute material from Japan.

Sandra said...

Enjoy your blog and now I want to go back to visit Japan! Count me in!

Kay said...

You have so made my mouth water. Been out of it lately. Can't seem to keep up with things. I'm loving your trip. Feels like I'm traveling with you.

jalna said...

You're in, Sandra!

Thanks Kay!

SW said...

How do you prepare the Tezukuri Kakimochi? is it like shrimp chips? You'll need to post what it looks like when it is cooked..That dried squid thing looks yummy!

Taryn M said...

Oooh, me! Me! The omiyage is so cute, especially the little totoro and the little post its. So happy to see you having a great time with Sweetie in Japan :)

jalna said...

Shun Wah, looks like you can grill on a hibachi or fry like shrimp chips, each with a different outcome. I think I like the fried way, but we'll see. I put your name in the drawing!! You can try for yourself if you win. Good luck!

kobi said...

Nice mix of stuff.

jalna said...

Hi Taryn! Your name's in!

Hi Kobi. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I wanna enter too!

Shaka sherry

jalna said...

You're in, Shaka Sherry!

ScS said...

I hope to visit Japan soon, so your blog is very helpful in trying to figure out where to visit. Thank you

jalna said...

Great ScS! You're gonna love it there!

Nippon Nin said...

Rats! I didn't know you are doing giveaway.

You're so funny! Really enjoy the trip posts.

By the way, my friend always deep fry those kakimochi.

jalna said...

We did fry it, Akemi. It was good!