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: Gion Chigo Mochi

Wagashi: Gion Chigo Mochi
Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Gion Chigo Mochi covered in sparkly ice-like flakes, filled with sweet and salty miso has been a Kyoto favorite for about 100 years!…

Wagashi: Daimonji Okuribi Senbei and Kompeito

Wagashi: Daimonji Okuribi Senbei and Kompeito
Wagashi: Daimonji Senbei and Kompeito 京都 大文字 送り火 せんべい こんぺいとう Wagashi: Daimonji Senbei and Kompeito 京都 大文字 送り火 せんべい こんぺいとう
Daimonji: A festival like non other in the entire world! Daimonji, literally means ‘great (big) character’. On a mid-August night massive bonfires are burned on 5 mountainsides surrounding Kyoto in the form of Chinese characters and pictograms to guide the visiting spirits back to the other world. Tawaraya Yoshitomi uses…

Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya

Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya
Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya (唐草屋) Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya (唐草屋)
The furoshiki wrapping cloth is both utilitarian and beautiful. In daily life it is used to wrap and carry lunch boxes to work or picnics and on special occasions for wrapping gifts of food and drink.…

Wagashi: Suetomi Kyoto Tea Ceremony Namagashi

Wagashi: Suetomi Kyoto Tea Ceremony Namagashi
Wagashi: Suetomi Kyoto Tea Ceremony Namagashi Wagashi: Suetomi Kyoto Tea Ceremony Namagashi
The finest wagashi for the tea ceremony are sweets for the mind, the motifs come from classical poetry and painting.…

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi
Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅) Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅)
Rakanmochi is sesame flavored mochi encased in a firm but dry and crumbly block of Japanese wasanbon sugar and requires a slight bit of excavation in order to enjoy.…
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