Bilingual Culture Magazine

Chocolate brings happiness

Text/Interview: Ayaka Yoshimura
Translation:Karolina Höglind
Photo:Reina Tokonami

With Valentine drawing close, here are some good tips for you who might still be wondering over what to give!


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東京都出身。映画、舞台、TVCMなど数々のメディアで活動の幅を広げている。現在FMYOKOHAMAにて毎週日曜深夜1:00~1:30放送の”Sunday Pocket”にDJとして出演中。

営業時間: 平日/10:00~20:30,土日祝/10:00~21:00
場所:〒231-0023 横浜市中区山下町97(横浜中華街・天長門正面)

This time WOOLY Magazine went together with actress/cover girl Yumi Shimizu to “Yokohama Chocolate Factory and Museum” which opened on January 26th. Offering everything from a chance to try to make your own chocolate, take a look around the factory, to a café space, this place with its revolutionary chocolate entertainment is sure to bring a new, sweet breeze, over the already hot-spot for dates, Yokohama.

This time Yumi tried the coffee with a melting chocolate and marshmallow, served in a cute round-shape form. A melting chocolate is one article to be excited at visually since before having eaten to show sweets from a globe when it wear warm chocolate.

Yumi, who already visited the Yokohama Chocolate Factory and Museum once before, told us with a bright and lovely smile that both the full-moon shaped chocolate cake and the coffee with floating clouds were really fun and imaginative. The almond-chocolate she had bought as a souvenir last time were also a real treat!
With her hand-knitted white hat, she couldn’t fit more perfectly into this town currently overflowing with chocolate. If you want to put a smile on the face of a person you care about, why not dress up a little more than usual, and go for a trip to Yokohama!

Yumi Shimizu
Born in Tokyo.She currently works in a wide range of fields of a movie, the stage, the many media including TVCM, and so on.She is appearing in “Sunday Pocket” of the 1:00 ~ 1:30 broadcast now as DJ in FMYOKOHAMA on the middle of the night of every Sunday.

Yokohama Chocolate Factory and Museum
A store specializing in one factory & cafe type chocolate largest in Yokohama. Approximately 32 kinds of cafe menus and approximately 54 kinds of chocolate form a line in the store.
Open: Weekday/10:00~20:30,Holiday/10:00~21:00
Place:〒231-0023 97, Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi