My wife often gets sembei crackers from her family in Japan in the mail, and especially a package of these crackers in particular:
These are Hyakunin Isshu themed crackers! In each container is 6 different sembei crackers: salty, sweet, sesame flavored, seaweed-wrapped, shrimp flavored and one with nuts. They’re all quite good.
But the clever part is what’s under the crackers:
Each package contains a different poem from the Hyakunin Isshu! The one on the left is poem 36, written in cursive, poetic script, while the one on the right is poem 26, also in cursive style.
A very nice snack, I think. 🙂 You can check out the company’s website too if you would like to learn more.