”Snack-like Tomato” created by a confectionery shop

  • July 17, 2024


Chunichi Building fully opened in Sakae, Nagoya on April 23 this year (2024).
Chunichi Building official website (Japanese only) (chunichi-building.jp)
For some reason, tomatoes are sold at the Japanese and Western confectionery stores that have opened here.
The tomatoes are made by Ena Kawakamiya, a company that manufactures and sells sweets using chestnuts, a local specialty, in Ena City, Gifu, in cooperation with local chestnut growers.

Okashina Tomato (Snack-like Tomato)

The secret of its deliciousness:
By reducing the water content to less than half of the normal level, the tomatoes store nutrients in the fruit and increase the sugar content in the small fruit. Pesticides are kept to a minimum.
Tomatoes are harvested at full ripeness and shipped on the same day.
Selected for high sugar content by sugar content sensor.

More impressive than the sweetness was the richness of the tomato flavor.
If you are interested, why not give it a try?

Registered trademark:
Trademark : Okashina Tomato (Snack-like Tomato)
Registration No. : No. 6403613
Registration Date : June 17, 2021

Sweet Buns

  • July 11, 2024

#invention #patent #trademark

 Hello. This is Raspberry, Kiku.
 This time, I would like to introduce you to high-grade sweet bean and high-grade jam sweet buns from Yamazaki Baking Co. There are several bread manufacturers, but I would like to focus on Yamazaki Baking Co.
 This is the first time I bought their high-grade sweet bean and high-grade jam sweet buns.

high-grade sweet bean and high-grade jam sweet buns from Yamazaki Baking Co.

 Yamazaki Baking produces not only sweet buns but also Japanese sweets and rice balls.
 The company’s sweet buns have a relatively long expiration date and can be stored for a long time, making them a valuable food in times of disaster.
 Yamazaki Baking Company has been applying for patents since 1972, and for trademark registration since 1954.
 The year 1954 was the year that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) decided on January 28, 1954 to designate April 18 of every year as “Invention Day” for the purpose of promoting and educating people about the patent system and other industrial property rights systems.
 I felt the history and future potential of intellectual property.

Yamazaki Baking Company (English) https://www.yamazakipan.co.jp/english/businesses/bread/index.html
Japan Patent Office Invention Day (English) https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/introduction/rekishi/hatsumei.html

Salted Olives ~Fragata~

  • July 5, 2024


 Salted olives are found in salads, ajillo, pizza, pasta, and other dishes from the Mediterranean region. I bought them because I saw them at an imported food store.


 It is a product of Angel Camacho, the company that owns the Fragata brand. The company is located in a vast olive grove near Seville, Spain, and has accumulated know-how in olive production and processing for more than 120 years since its establishment in 1897 (see “Fragata” page of Yutaka Trading Company Limited)
 ”Fragata” means “Frigate”. Above the word “Fragata” on the bottle label is a mark of a sailing ship that appears to be a frigate.


 A J-PlatPat search revealed that ” FRAGATA ” and “フラガタ/FRAGATA ” are registered trademarks (the right holder is “Grupo Angel Camacho, S. El”). The trademark “FRAGATA” is a registered trademark for “FRAGATA”.
 FRAGATA” was registered on November 28, 1978 (Japanese registration No. 1356727 ) as a trademark for processed vegetables and fruits (Class 29) and fruits (Class 31) etc. “フラガタ/FRAGATA ” was registered on September 21, 1990 (Japanese registration No. 2262810 ) for edible fats (Class 29) and seasonings (Class 30).


 I tried one piece as it is as a snack, and felt the unique flavor and oiliness of olives in a salty taste. It is very good with alcohol. I think they would be very tasty if used in cooking (Hiro).