People Can Now Print Their Face on This Japanese Treat


A Japanese retailer is offering customers a chance to have their face printed on their Dorayaki, one of Japan’s favorite sweet treats.

Ii na stores are celebrating Respect for the Aged Day in a unique way by allowing customers to send pictures of themselves to be printed on their Dorayaki, which the retailer calls “Kao Dorayaki” or “Face Dorayaki,” according to Grapee.

Image via Ii na’s store

Dorayaki consists of azuki red bean paste sandwiched between two castella pancakes.

However, there are some variations to this dessert such as chestnuts or whipped cream, Japan-Talk reported.

There are also custard and chocolate varieties being offered.

Image via Ii na’s store

Respect for the Aged Day, or Keiro-no-Hi, is a national public holiday in Japan where people pay respects and honor the country’s senior citizens, The Culture Trip reported.

The holiday is usually celebrated on the third Monday of the month of September. It falls on September 21 this year.

Due to the health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ii na stores proposed a plan to allow customers to have faces printed on the Dorayaki and have it sent to their loved ones.

Image via Ii na’s store

The retail store now lets anyone print whatever they want on the sweet treat. The gift can be for grandparents, other loved ones or a prank among friends.

Image via Ii na’s store

Customers can head over to Ii na’s online store and email the picture they want to be printed on the Dorayaki. A pack of five Dorayaki will cost 3,240 yen (about $30).

Image via Ii na’s store

Feature Images via Ii na stores

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