• Kyodo


Huge parfaits mimicking Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest self-standing tower currently under construction, are drawing sightseers to a sweets cafe in the capital’s Sumida Ward.

Sakura Cafe Mukojima, located near the foot of the tower, is serving candy-coated parfaits 63.4 cm high to commemorate the tower reaching the 634-meter mark last month.

Of the two types of parfaits served, green tea-flavored “iki,” mimics the tower when it is lit up in blue, while “miyabi” made with blueberry mousse represents the spirit of the capital in the Edo Period (1600-1868) with its traditional “Edo purple” color, according to the cafe.

“I hope the parfaits lift the mood of the neighborhood hosting the Sky Tree,” the cafe’s owner said.

The cafe is also offering Strawberry Sky Tree parfait, limited to five per day, until the end of April.

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