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

Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Wagashi

Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Wagashi
Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Namagashi  いちょう 生菓子 Kyoto Autumn Leaves and Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Namagashi いちょう生菓子
I collected some fallen ginkgo leaves on the grounds of a shrine and a church in northern Kyoto for this article, while shooting these photos I was particularly struck at how similar the namagashi really resembled the actual leaves, both in form and in color.…

Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi

Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi
Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi Wagashi: Autumn Theme Namagashi
Bells, flowers and leaves. While expressed in subtle terms, the simple beauty, the inventiveness in theme, the attention to season and the variety of the color palette of namagashi never ceases to amaze.…

Omiyage: Kurikinton Autumn Chestnut Confection

Omiyage: Kurikinton Autumn Chestnut Confection
Omiyage: Kurikinton Autumn Chestnut Confection 栗きんとん Omiyage: Kurikinton Autumn Chestnut Confection 栗きんとん
Boiled chestnuts mashed with sugar and twisted in fabric into shape makes kurikinton, an autumn delicacy and favorite souvenir of the mountainous areas of central Japan.…

Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware

Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware
Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware (京の金網細工 辻和金網店) Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese Handmade Metal Cooking Utensils and Kitchenware (京の金網細工 辻和金網)
Scoop soft tofu from boiling water, strain tea, roast sesame seeds, grill vegetables and fish over an open flame — all with beautiful, handmade traditional Kyoto metal utensils.…

Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise

Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise
Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸) Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸)
Matsutake is one of the most well loved — and expensive — foods in Japanese cuisine and it has been an autumn favorite in Kyoto throughout the centuries. Matsutake is in season now!…
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