What are the Featured Spring Products at Osaka’s Trend Hub, “Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store”?
In the heart of Osaka's city center, Umeda, you'll find the impressive Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store, one of Japan’s largest department stores.
Housing many of the world's finest brands, including everything from sweets and cosmetics to fashion, it serves as an invaluable resource for fashion-conscious women interested in all the latest crazes. This time, we’ll be introducing some of our recommended cosmetics and crafts you’ll want to pick up this spring, as well as popular cafes and sweets.
The store’s basement level has selections of high-quality sweets from all over the world.
[MATCHA PETIETS GAUFRES 5B (12pc) / Store: Kobe Fugetsudo]
The gaufres from Kobe Fugetsudo, a long-standing Japanese sweets shop in Kobe that opened in 1897, are synonymous with Kobe souvenirs. The Matcha Petiets Gaufres are premium gaufres that sandwich matcha cream between crispy and savory thin-baked crackers.
[Blueberry & Cream Cheese Muffin / Store: Muffins]
The muffins from Muffins are luxurious, made with Japanese ingredients like fresh fruit. Their popular classic Blueberry & Cream Cheese Muffin is a delight, baked with moist cream cheese and generously sized blueberries.
Next, we will introduce some interesting products from the cosmetics floor, which is the largest scale in the Kansai region.
[Designing Color Eyes / Store: SUQQU]
The eyeshadows from Japanese cosmetics brand SUQQU are so popular that they sell out with each new release! This product helps create sophisticated and glossy eyes with its smooth texture and pure coloring. Be sure to check out the 2018 Spring collection.
[Lip Magnet / Store: Giorgio Armani Beauty]
You won’t even notice this light-feeling lip color on your lips after application, but it stays on your lips as if it’s magnetized and will not come off easily! The vibrant colors are long-lasting. Find your perfect shade from 15 different available colors.
The “Japanese Crafts Salon” on the houseware floor features traditional crafts and folk arts from across the country.
[Decorative Arita-Ware with Mt. Fuji / Store: KORANSHA]
This decorative dish was made by established Arita-ware shop “KORANSHA” to commemorate Mt. Fuji’s registration as a World Cultural Heritage. It features the pure white snow of Mt. Fuji’s peak, rendered alongside glittering gold and vibrant azure. Packed in wooden box.
(Dimensions: Length 17 x width 13.5 x height 7.5cm, with a dish stand)
[Flower Tea Cup Bowl (In Paulownia Wooden Box) / Store: Tachikichi]
These tea cup bowls are made by Tachikichi, a company founded over 260 years ago in Kyoto, which is known across Japan as the leading producer of ceramics. Dainty white flowers luxuriously bloom across the lovely pale scarlet surface of the ceramics. The golden accents scattered across the design convey the dewy delights of spring.
Café (Every Floor)
Most floors also feature popular cafés that are each worth a visit. Enjoy a nice break from shopping!
The most popular item here is their Souffle Pancake, each made to order with delicate care. They take about 15 to 30 minutes to make, so be sure to visit when you have time to spare. The café’s name means “somewhere you can relax,” so as you’d expect, it’s a comfortable space down to even the furniture.
[Meissen Café (7F)]
Here you can enjoy desserts off of gorgeous Meissen tableware, a venerable line with over 300 years of tradition. The café is decorated with Meissen dolls and vases, so you can enjoy the luxurious space reminiscent of an aristocratic mansion. Be sure to try the first coffee of the Meissen brand as well!