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Many fans of the Sakuma Drop candy paid their resp ects on social media after hearing news of its discontinuation. By the following year, The Food Management Law was enacted, which instituted a national food rationing system for all Japanese citizens. During World War II, all three of the company’s factories, located in Tokyo, Osaka, and Manchuria, were destroyed, and the company was officially restarted in 1948. Additionally make sure your User-Agent is not empty and is something unique and descriptive and try again. Sakuma’s Drops candy has been immortalized in the Grave of the Fireflies movie, as it was one of the few prized possessions owned by the Yokokawa siblings.

Sakuma-shiki Drops first hit shelves in 1908, and saw a resurgence in popularity decades later after the canned candy appeared in the 1988 anime “Grave of the Fireflies. Ultimately, these challenges, along with the company’s factory being destroyed in a bombing raid, led to its closure in 1945. Once the last one is gone, her brother Seita uses the tin as a water canteen, letting his sister enjoy the residual sweetness on the inside of the container, and after Setsuko’s life come to a tragic end, the tin takes on a deeper meaning still. Studio Ghibli’s The Grave of the Fireflies, which is based on the semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka, was released in 1988 and has since become a timeless classic. Sakuma Seika began selling Sakumashiki Drops in 1908, but it wasn't until the release of the 1988 Ghibli film that sales began skyrocketing.

As the story progresses, the tin of candies empties, and with each sweet that's eaten, the characters descend further into despair. The company cites rising production costs, labor shortages, and drops in sales as reasons for its bankruptcy.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The container comes as shown, and is really cute, but so sad seeing Setsuko :( Anyways, it's great, and I would recommend it!Despite the discontinuation of Sakuma Drops, the Grave of the Fireflies red tin is still available to be purchased in the U.

Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. This made sugar a luxury and sought-after item that was nearly impossible to obtain through legal channels unless it was provided by a person's employer. While a sweet may not offer a solution to the desperate situation she is facing, it provides a moment of relief where she can savor something pure and innocent. uk accepts no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products by manufacturers or other third parties.Tokyo-based company Sakumaseika — the manufacturer of the Sakuma Drop hard candies featured in Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies — is going out of business and will stop producing its iconic candy in January 2023. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. has informed its business partners it will not be able to continue operations due to “surging costs of raw materials,” among other reasons. While Sakumashiki Drops, known for its iconic bright red tin, will not be sold after January 2023, the hard fruit candies will still be sold by the other Sakuma Seika, albeit in a green tin under the name Sakuma Drops. Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.

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