Glittering beauty of sugar candy with gentle sweetness
Kompeito is a traditional Japanese sugar candy originally brought from Portugal in 1546. Ryokuju-an Shimizu is widely known, and the only Kompeito specialty shop in Japan. For many long years, it was thought best to make Kompeito flavored but Shimizu contrived their original manufacturing method to add more flavor and color to Kompeito. Today, they offer about sixty different kinds of Kompeito every day. The standard 13 flavors include strawberry, ginger and vanilla and they also offer seasonal special flavors such as cherry blossom in March and ripe mango in July. Every piece of Kompeito is very tiny (less than 1 cm in diameter) and glitters like a gem. They melt in your mouth leaving a gentle sweetness.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
|Address||38-2 Yoshida Izumiden-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Closed||Wed. & 4th Tues. (open on national holidays)|
|Recommended||A variety of gift options are available.|
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