Archive for the ‘shinise (老舗)’ Category

A long-established restaurant or store, of which there are many, many in Kyoto. Always an experience to visit.

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju
Wagashi: Demachi Futaba Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Demachi Futaba is one of Kyoto’s most popular shinise mochi shops, famous for tasty confections and long lines! It is common to see taxis waiting while tourists make a last minute purchase of Kyoto yummies before jumping on a bullet train and going back home. Backpacker tourists can often be seen down at the…

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto
Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto (津之喜酒舗) Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto Tsunoki is more than 200 years old and is the place in Kyoto to purchase fine sake, shochu and Japanese whiskey. The friendly 8th generation owner of Tsunoki, Teruo Fujii, speaks some English and is always happy to make recommendations to visitors.…

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake Taue: Rice Planting in Rural Kyoto Prefecture
Taue (田植) means rice planting, or properly, rice transplanting as seedlings are first grown in a protected area such as a greenhouse and then transplanted to the rice paddy. Kitagawa Honke Sake…

Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke

Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke
Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke Tsukemono demise-narazuke-moriguchizuke-tease The food courts of department stores in Japan are a near other-worldly experience. The offerings are exquisite in taste and beauty and nearly boundless in regional and seasonal variation. In addition to the regular stores, there are ‘demise‘, small stands that sell a product from a different region or local, small shop and these…

Wagashi: Suetomi Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s Day) Mochi

Wagashi: Suetomi Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s Day) Mochi
Wagashi: Suetomi Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s Day) Mochi Wagashi: Suetomi Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) Mochi May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan. Two important icons for this day are the Koi-no-bori (flying carp banner) and the kabuto, or armored battle helmet worn by samurai. At Suetomi, we found some delightful and unique koi-no-bori and kabuto themed wagashi, traditional Japanese confections.…
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