Murakami Kaishindo

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    Murakami Kaishindo

    Try the jelly introduced in the famous essay “Mukashi no Aji”

    Murakami Kaishindo was established in 1907.  It is the oldest western style sweet shop in Kyoto and was introduced in the famous essay “Mukashi no Aji” by Shotaro Ikenami.  The antique look of the building, such as the tiled walls and curved windows, will make you feel the long history of this shop. Kozufukuro, a jelly made with mandarin orange, is only available between November and March and was the sweet described in the essay “Mukashi no Aji.”  Orange Jelly, Russian Cake and cookies are all carefully handmade, keeping the original taste of this long-standing sweet shop.  The photo is of the Orange Jelly, available between May and September, which is different from the one offered in cold months.  They started making this jelly using the oranges available at different times of the year, in order to respond to requests from their customers who wanted the jelly even when the mandarin orange is out of season.  The container has the charming appearance of whole orange.  They are popular for the souvenirs as well.  You will need to make an order in advance to purchase their items except for the Russian Cake.  For the Orange Jelly, please call them at least a day before.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,July issue,2011


    Name Murakami Kaishindo
    Address Teramachi-dori Nijo-agaru Higashi-gawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-231-1058
    Hours 10:00-18:00
    Closed Sun., national holidays and 3rd Mon.
    Recommended 5 kinds of Russian Cakes are regularly available.