C.C. Lemon

7 Aug

Do you know the Japanese drink C.C. Lemon?


Supposedly it has the vitamin C equivalent between 22 to 210 lemons, depending on the size of the bottle or can.

Awhile back, the American cartoon characters “The Simpsons” were used in C.C. Lemon advertisements in Japan.
Many Japanese people don’t know that The Simpsons are a long-running cartoon show in America. They just think that those characters were drawn to promote C.C. Lemon.
(The Simpsons TV did air in Japan for a short time but was soon pulled because the humor based on English-language sarcasm didn’t translate well).

Here’s one of the C.C. Lemon TV commercials featuring The Simpsons (Homer comments how C.C. Lemon is a perfect after-bath drink. Marge tells him to get dressed so that Bart doesn’t copy him):

Speaking of C.C. Lemon…for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, a number of athletic halls were built in Tokyo. One of them was the 「渋谷公会堂」 (Shibuya Public Hall).

The first rock concert that I went to in Japan was at this hall. Back in 1991 I saw Death Angel on their “Act III” tour.

Death Angel "Act III" album cover

Death Angel "Act III" album cover

Well, a few years ago, the 「渋谷公会堂」 (Shibuya Public Hall) sold the naming rights to the hall to the highest bidder.
C.C. Lemon won. So the 「渋谷公会堂」 (Shibuya Public Hall) became the 「渋谷 C.C. Lemon ホール」 (Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall).
I think that’s a terrible name. And I hate the big lemon that they put on the front of the building.
Here are “before and after” pictures:

It was the 「渋谷公会堂」 ("Shibuya Public Hall")

It was the 「渋谷公会堂」 ("Shibuya Public Hall")

Now it's the 「渋谷CC Lemon ホール」 ("Shibuya CC Lemon Hall")

Now it's the 「渋谷CC Lemon ホール」 ("Shibuya CC Lemon Hall")

13 Responses to “C.C. Lemon”

  1. Kalicia H. June 4, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    Can you ship CC Lemon to the US? It is my FAVORITE drink in Japan and we can not get it anywhere in the US. I would like to buy a couple of cases.


    • tokyo5 June 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Is there really no where in America that sells CC Lemon?
      Have you tried an Asian / Japanese supermarket?

      Anyways, I have no experience with shipping perishable items. Why don’t you try this website (*I’m not vouching or promoting that company…I don’t know anything about them…I simply found that site with a Google search).


  2. LaduLaser September 6, 2010 at 3:45 am #

    I also love this drink. If you can be arsed to, how much would you take for buying two 500 ml bottles and sending them to Sweden? I’ll transfer the money to you in advance, of course 🙂


    • tokyo5 September 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

      I’m not sure how much I would need to mail two 500ml drinks.
      I’d have to check the cost of proper packaging plus shipping to your country…in addition to the price of the drinks.

      It’d probably be faster and about the same price to order it online.
      I found a company that ships Japanese beverages (and other things) here.

      I’m not affiliated with this company in any way so I can’t vouch for them but it appears to be a legitimate company.

      Of course, if there’s a Japanese (or Asian) market in your city, they probably carry it in stock (or could order it).


    • RattRocker September 7, 2010 at 6:48 am #

      Or try Amazon.com


  3. Lisa September 23, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    I have tried it this morning and it is quite good, even though there is too much sugar in it, for my taste!


    • tokyo5 September 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

      As I wrote in the comment above yours, I seldom drink C.C. Lemon.

      I agree it’s too sweet.

      My kids like it though.


  4. Tsukareru August 12, 2009 at 12:23 am #

    I love CC Lemon!


    • tokyo5 August 12, 2009 at 12:44 am #

      Can you buy C.C. Lemon in your country?


      • Tsukareru August 12, 2009 at 1:48 am #

        No, not at all!
        I have to wait until I visit Japan to have it again.


      • tokyo5 August 12, 2009 at 2:07 am #

        Oh, it’s too bad. You love C.C. Lemon and can’t buy it, and I can buy it anytime but seldom do.


  5. Metal Misfit August 10, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Interesting… Is it any good?


    • tokyo5 August 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

      I don’t drink alot of sweet drinks…but, yes, C.C. Lemon is good for that kind of drink.

      (My kids like it alot! 🙂 )


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