Unmanned gelato stand opens in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima – Direct sales by Komorebi Farm

PUBLISHED Aug 5, 2022

Gelato display case

On August 5, the shop and gallery SOMETHING in Temmonkan, Kagoshima City, began offering Rakuen Gelato, produced by Komorebi Noen, through an unmanned stand.

The Kagoshima-based company Keio Hotel Kikaku manages the gallery. The company also operates a retreat facility Farm Garden Sora in Akune, which consists of a farm, flower gardens, a terraced café, and a specialty store. Since the number of vending machines selling various food items has increased in Tenmonkan, the company decided to open an unmanned stand to offer the products of its group farm, Komorebi Farm.

The stand offers six kinds of gelato, including Strawberry Milk, Matcha, and Amanatsu Orange, featuring strawberries, citrus fruits, and sweet potatoes harvested at the farm. Yusuke Nomura, the farm manager, says, “We made our ice cream in such a way that the flavors of the ingredients stand out. We freeze the ice cream until it is solid to preserve the flavor. When you take it out of the freezer, wait for the outside to soften a little before you enjoy it.”

The price is 400 yen per portion. The stand is at the entrance of the building that houses the gallery, and a box is placed to collect money. The gallery’s reception on the second floor offers to change bills. The gelato stand will be available throughout the summer (ending date to be determined).

Sales hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Gelato display case

  • Six types of gelato available at the shop and gallery SOMETHING

  • Gelato product image