Tag Archives: sweets

Summer Sweets

The other day, my friend brought me this block-type summer sweets. It is named “murmur of the brook,” and blue maple leaves are designed on the package and sweets itself! Mainly made from sugar syrup, agar, and sweet beans,  it’s refreshing just  to look at it.   It’s so nice to have this kind of juicy… Read More »

Summer jelly sweets from Toraya

My friend brought me these soft adzuki-bean jelly from Toraya,  one of the most long-established confectionery shops in Japan. Toraya’s main product is adzuki-bean jelly, most of the time in block type. They offer “soft type ” in summer, which contains more water, and refreshing to taste. According to the ingredients, there are 4 flavours.… Read More »

Early summer Sweets Gift

My friend gave me these delicious-looking Japanese sweets from Seikanin, Kyoto. Seikanin  specializes in various adzuki(sweet) bean paste confectionery. Besides,they create beautiful sweets according to 24 seasons in the solar year. In this early summer season, jelly type like this, fresh peach inside, is so smooth to taste. Above all, considering someone’s mind and health… Read More »

Kagizen Main Store

When in central Kyoto, shijo-kawaramachi, I recommend you to drop in Kagizen Main Store. Kagizen has continued 15 generations to its current family head, and nearly 300 years since its establishment. Like the numerous long-established sweet shops in Kyoto, the sweets have been offered to common shoppers, and temple priests alike, but being situated in… Read More »

Summer Jelly Sweets

This is another cool-looking sweets from Kagizen, Kyoto. This one is called “Minase” (dried river), and is special edition for the event in Osaka Hankyu Department. Made only from sugar, black sugar, and agar. Vague dots are of black sugar. Surface is dry, but soft inside like jelly. Subtle sweetness, and good for both hot… Read More »

Japanese dry sweets

Japanese sweets are often served with green powdered tea , so how to represent season is very important. This fresh green dry sweets are from KAGIZEN in Kyoto. Kagizen dates back in 1726, one of the most popular Japanese sweets shops with long history. This is one of their branch opened in 2012. Package comes… Read More »

Japanese style Cream puff

Looking like Japanese sweets, however, these are cream puffs from “Adachi Otoemon”. A box comes with two cream puffs, nicely wrapped in paper with traditional cloud pattern. Puff has a slit from the outset. By slightly opening it,  you can see the inside ( chestnut cream, fresh cream, and a big chestnut). And it’s also… Read More »

Japanese sweets in spring

Pleasure to the eyes, traditional Japanese sweets are crafted to reflect the four seasons. Look at these from “Ryoguchiya-Korekiyo”, they are truly “edible art” representing spring. Each has its own  flavor. This kind of sweets are often served with green powdered tea. Finish up the whole sweets , then have a cup of tea, that’s… Read More »