KONPEITO ARE BACK !!!
Konpeito is a traditional Japanese sweet has been around for hundreds of years. It is a hard candy that looks like a star, exploding out in all directions. Konpeito are traditionally used as tea sweets when using a chabako (tea box). The sweets are kept in a ceramic furidashi, and are served instead of other tea sweets. Each package contains 50 grams of the sweets.
You may have seen these in the film “Spirited Away”, by Hayao Miyazaki; this is what Kamaji feeds to the little soot sprites, called Susuwatari.