Exciting, new fall/winter items now at Osaka’s trendsetting Hankyu Umeda Main Store: Part 5

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In the heart of Osaka's city center, Umeda, you'll find the impressive Hankyu Umeda Main Store. Housing many of the world's finest brands—and everything from sweets and cosmetics to fashion—it serves as an invaluable resource for fashion-conscious women interested in all the latest crazes. Through this media, we hope to give you a sneak peek into the latest trend developments of the upcoming season. Here are some of the items Hankyu Umeda Main Store is carrying in preparation for this fall/winter(2016).

B1F,B2F: Sweets

From the wide selection of premium gourmet and sweets from around the world available on the basement floors, we’d like to start off with the introductions of the following three shops’ most recommended products.

【Shogetsudo】
The Kiso Valley/Nakatsu River areas are known for their abundant chestnut harvest. Shogetsudo's popular Kurikinton are made by steaming fresh chestnuts from the aforementioned areas, adding a bit of sugar, and then slowly cooking to perfection. Delicious chestnut flavour that you won't be able to get enough of; they’re perfect for the upcoming colder months.

Kuri Kinton(10 pieces)

【Adachi Otoemon】
This Japanese Chestnut Cake is filled with chestnuty goodness! Domestically harvested and processed chestnuts marinated in brandy are added to a butter cake batter to make this scrumptious pound cake. If you’re buying one as a gift, don’t forget to pick one up for yourself as well!

Japanese Chestnut Cake

【GOKAN】
Fresh whipped cream and custard wrapped in a moist, fluffy cake made from 100% premium Koshihikari rice flour with black soybean accents. This amazingly balanced roll cake is both rich in flavour and easy on the eyes!

Rice Flour Roll Cake

1F: Ladies’ Fashion Goods

Hankyu’s main floor is where you’ll find a wide assortment of accessories and fashion goods. Everything from the latest trends to luxury-brand items.

【STAR JEWELRY】
STAR JEWLERY, a brand with a 70-year history, offers stylish yet refined designs that are particularly popular with women in their 20s and 30s. Anything from the Mysterious Hearts series is looking to be a must-have item this fall/winter. The clasp-free original setting of three stones creates a heart motif that is simply gorgeous.

Mysterious Heart of Necklaces

Necklaces (from left):
K18YG Ruby 97,200 yen
K18WG Ruby 99,360 yen
K18WG Diamond 113,400 yen
K18YG Diamond 172,800 yen
Earrings K18YG 75,600 yen

【agnes b.Voyage】
Simple and functional in design, agnes b. Voyage offers timeless items popular with fashion-conscious youth. This handbag wonderfully combines a glossy nylon texture with an adorably plump, rounded form. It’s the perfect addition to any outfit.

Handbag

2F:Cosmetics

Hankyu Umeda Main Store prides itself in its cosmetics floor—it's the largest in the Kansai region! Here is one outstanding product you can find there.

【Christian Louboutin】
The luxury shoe brand popular with celebs around the world, Christian Louboutin, is known for its famous red shoe soles. Now you can wear that same irresistible red, and a variety of other shades, on your lips with their new Loubilaque Lip Lacquer. Having only just gone on sale in July, this fabulous lip cream is said to be a manicure for your lips. It requires only one coat to look as vibrant and eye-catching as shiny red patent leather!

Loubilaque Lip Lacquer

12F, 13F: Restaurants

Japanese, Chinese, Western, and more! Head to the 12F and 13F to find exactly what you want to eat. Relax in a casual atmosphere as you indulge in a meal made with some of the season’s best ingredients.

【Edo-style Kaiten (Revolving) Sushi – Kishu Yaichi】
Sit and watch as delectable sushi passes your table on a small conveyor belt. Have fun choosing any dish you want to eat as it passes—this is kaiten sushi! If you aren't seeing the dish you're looking for, you can always order it specifically as well, so no worries there. This fun eating experience is one you have to try at least once while you're in Japan!

Edo-style Kaiten (Revolving) Sushi – Kishu Yaichi

【Miwaya】
Miwaya possess the registered trademark of the Gifu specialty, barbequed Hida beef on rice. The beef is intermittently coated in a special sauce and barbequed slowly over and over until the meat is oozing with flavour. It's then coated in a sweet soy sauce-based sauce and placed on top of a bowl of rice. You then have three options: 1. Eat it as is. 2. Add toppings such as shredded dried seaweed, scallions, or wasabi. 3. Pour tea over top and enjoy it as ochazuke.

Miwaya

There’s an abundance of other fall/winter items to be found here as well. If you’re in the Osaka area, pop over to Hankyu Umeda Main Store to see more of the coming fall/winter trends with your own eyes!

【Hankyu Umeda Main Store】

Address:8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours:Sun.–Thu. 10:00-20:00, Fri.&Sat. 10:00–21:00 (The business hours may vary.)
Closed:January 1
Accepted Credit Cards:American Express / Diners / JCB / MasterCard / Visa / UnionPay