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    Ryokuju-an Shimizu

    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.
    Fujin-gaho,July issue,2010

    INFORMATION

    Name Ryokuju-an Shimizu
    Address 38-2 Yoshida Izumiden-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-771-0755
    Hours 10:00-17:00
    Closed Wed. & 4th Tues. (open on national holidays)
    Resevation
    URL http://www.konpeito.co.jp/
    Recommended A variety of gift options are available.

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