Japanese Sweet of Kushiro City, Hokkaido
Japanese Sweet Marimo-shapted "Marimo Yokan" is one of the popular Japanese souvenir sweet of Hokkaido. Excellent sweets sold in Akanko Hot Springs, Kushiro City. The round-shaped green yokan is the image of Akanko’s natural treasure, marimo algae. It is a green color, but not use powder green tea. Reference marimo-youkan.com/products.html Eat the sweet by piercing and peeling the thin rubber-like skin with a toothpick. Has a great impact. Reference www.hokkaidolikers.com/articles/202 "Marimo Pudding" Ingredients produced in Hokkaido district are used and is shaped like a marimo, too. Reference marimo-youkan.com/products.html "Akanko(Akan Lake)" is a aboundant natural crater lake in Akan National Park, and marimo (rare algae species) is living here. Marimo is a soccer size green ball. Reference www.japan-guide.com/e/e6801.html