It’s said the very first Japanese person in history who tried chocolate was Mr. Hasekura Tsunenaga in Mexico in 1613.He was a Japanese samurai and retainer of Date Masamune, the daimyo of Sendai.In the years 1613 through 1620, Hasekura headed a diplomatic mission to the Vatican in Rome, traveling through New Spain and visiting various ports of call in Europe.
In Japan, March in 1797, a prostitute “Yamatoji”who lived in Nagasaki was presented 6 chocolates by a Dutcman and then she reported and presented that Yamatoji. The Dutch might have brought chocolate when they were assigned to Japan. Many Dutchmen lived in Nagasaki Dejima presented their used beddings or tools to prostitutes when they returned to their country.
Now there are so many kinds of Japanese chocolates sold not only in Japan and also in foreign countries. Surprisingly Japanese consume chocolate the most in the world. We love new experiment like flavored chocolates such as pumpkin, soy sauce and onion. You may find lots of chocolates all over in Japan and try something that you haven’t had before in your life! Experiment!