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Delight your taste buds with a subscription box of healthy and delicious Japanese food delivered straight from Japan to your door.
Delight your taste buds with a subscription box of healthy and delicious Japanese food delivered straight from Japan to your door.
117 backers pledged $10,982 to help bring this project to life.

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Kokoro Care Packages: Delivering Healthy Japanese Foods

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Kokoro Care Packages

Kokoro (written as 心 in kanji) translates into “heart” in Japanese, but has many deeper meanings including “spirit”, “soul”, “emotion” and “sincerity”. It’s a beautiful word that represents the thoughtfulness that goes into each of our Kokoro Care Packages.

With each Care Package (single purchase or subscription based), you'll receive a specially curated box of healthy and delicious Japanese foods delivered straight from Japan to your door. We pride ourselves on carefully selecting each item for its quality, purity, convenience and of course, incredible taste! Many of these foods can't be found outside of Japan and we provide all the English translations so you can easily enjoy them. Our mission is to share the joy and benefits that come from adding Japanese foods and flavor to your daily meals and diet.

What's inside:

  • High-quality ingredients: We believe that the quality of the food we eat is important to our health and wellbeing. That's why we make sure that each item contains only the highest-quality ingredients and is free of additives and chemicals. 
  • Nutrition: Each item is carefully selected to represent the many benefits of eating a healthy Japanese diet. 
  • Taste: One of the many reasons we love Japanese food is because of its incredible taste and depth of flavors. From sweet to salty and everything in between, each Care Package contains a mix foods to satisfy all your taste buds! 
  • Variety: We know you're bored of the same old "healthy" foods. That's why our Care Packages contain a wide variety of foods and flavors including snacks, sauces, drinks and spices (just to name a few). We also make sure to add a mix of familiar foods as well as unique new tastes for you to enjoy!
  • Made in Japan: We are proud to partner with local Japanese producers and suppliers who share our vision for quality, purity and taste. Each item is authentically made in Japan and we include their individual stories whenever possible. Many of our products also can't be found outside of Japan which makes them even more special!
  • Easy to use: Each item can be either enjoyed on its own or easily added to your daily meals.
  • English translations: Don't worry! We provide English translations of the product name, the ingredient list and the nutritional information.  We also share with you why we love the product and how you can easily use it. 

Two options to choose from:

  • MONTHLY NOURISHING ESSENTIALS CARE PACKAGE: Each monthly Nourishing Essentials Care Package includes 5+ premium packaged Japanese food items chosen for their quality, purity, ease of use, and incredible taste. 
  • SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGE: Each Seasonal Delights Care Package (delivered four times a year) contains 7+ premium packaged Japanese food items chosen for their quality, purity, ease of use, and incredible taste, as well as a unique, artisanal Japanese gift made from a local producer in Japan.

Beyond food:

We are passionate in our belief that food plays an important role in nourishing our bodies as well as our spirit. Food is also a way of connecting with people, sharing traditions and culture, and experiencing the wonder and adventure of tasting new flavors. Through Kokoro Care Packages, we hope to create a community where people can share their love of food as well as their excitement for Japanese culture. 

Our story:

Our adventure began in Tokyo when a mutual friend thought we would hit it off given our similar backgrounds in finance and our passion for health and fitness. We met over one of our favorite activities (enjoying Japanese food!) and quickly realized we had so much more in common. We both have firsthand experience in the positive benefits of eating a Japanese inspired diet and wanted to share these incredible foods with the rest of world. 

Your support:

None of this will be possible without your generous support. With your help, we'll be able to cover the upfront costs of starting our business, fine tune our logistics and secure the incredible products we want to share with you. Every pledge counts and we couldn't be more thankful for your support and encouragement. 

Timeline:

Our goal is to have your Care Package shipped and delivered so as to arrive before the holiday season. 

Risks and challenges

We have successfully sent test Care Packages to the US and Canada. However, given the nature of international shipping and each individual country's customs, duties and tax policies, delays and issues with delivery may arise. We make every effort to ensure that the contents arrive without any hassles, but please consider your own country's policies when choosing your pledge, particularly if you are located outside the US or Canada.

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    THANK YOU POSTCARD

    Handwritten thank you postcard mailed to you in appreciation of your generous support. Thank you! Arigatō! ありがとう!

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    NOURISHING ESSENTIALS CARE PACKAGE

    ONE box of our signature NOURISHING ESSENTIALS CARE PACKAGES filled with 5+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods. This Care Package will represent our monthly subscription option.

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    SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGE + GIFT

    ONE box of our SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGES filled with 7+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods PLUS a special artisanal gift made locally in Japan. This Care Package will represent our seasonal subscription option.

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    3 NOURISHING ESSENTIALS CARE PACKAGES

    Share the love: THREE boxes of our signature NOURISHING ESSENTIALS CARE PACKAGES filled with 5+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods. A unique and special gift to share with family and friends!

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    3 SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGES + GIFT

    Share the kokoro: THREE boxes of our SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGES filled with 7+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods PLUS each comes with a special artisanal git made locally in Japan. A gift your family and friends will love!

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    SEASONAL CARE PACKAGE + GIFT + KNIFE

    ONE box of our SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGES filled with 7+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods PLUS a special artisanal git made locally in Japan PLUS a Japanese handcrafted kitchen knife.

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    SEASONAL CARE PACKAGE + GIFT +KNIFE+TOUR

    We want to thank you in person! ONE box of our SEASONAL DELIGHTS CARE PACKAGES filled with 7+ healthy and delicious Japanese foods PLUS a special artisanal git made locally in Japan PLUS a Japanese handcrafted kitchen knife. In addition, we would like to thank you in person by offering you a personalized TOUR of our home towns (either in Tokyo or Los Angeles) should your travels take you there!

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