Hi, Im Jane^^ from Taiwan.
It’s my third day of working exchange in Hannari and my first post here.
Today, my new friend, Yenちゃん, and I, we decide to stroll down the Kamo riverbank.
On the way there, we pass through a sweets shop…
Japanese confectionaries, お菓子, in Kyoto developed under the influence of Japanese culture and traditions, alongside the tea ceremony, and the culture exchange with China during the period of Tang dynasty. As you can image, Kyoto’s sweets have a refined appearance and taste. Furthermore, you are able to observe their traditional techniques and philosophies inside and outside the sweets which is highly value by Japanese.
So today, I would like to introduce a traditional Japanese sweets shop called
【出町雙葉 （Demachi Futaba）】, a centennial shop which has established since 1899.
The shop is located near from Shimogamo shrine and about 10 minuets' walk.
As we being there, there are many people line up outside for the sweets.
The 出町雙葉 is famous for its 豆餅（Mamemochi）. It is very popular among the local Kyotoites and tourists. They use the salty water to cook the red peas ( when it cook thoroughly, the color of peas will turn red to back. ), outside of the skin is mochi and in stuffing is red beans. The flavor of the salt mixes with some sweets, then they turn out a really exquisite taste. How perfect the combination is(°∀°)b
Eventually, we have a picnic ON the Kamo River.
What a wonderful day <3
Next time, if you get the chance to come to Kyoto,
Don’t miss this Hundred-year-old shop when you visit here.
Just a bite and you will never forget about itо(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆