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    Shogetsu

    Freshly made elegant and delicate wagashi

    Shogetsu, located in Murasakino area, is particularly famous for its kinton (sweet made of pureed sweet potato) that attracts many customers.  Established in 1916, the name of the shop was taken from the authentic sweet maker, Toraya, where the first owner gained his training.  The word “Shogetsu” describes the tiger roaring at the moon.  One of their sweets is even served at a tea ceremony held by the Iemoto (grand tea masters).  All the items needs to be pre-ordered at least one day beforehand since instead of making them ahead of time, they only provide their sweets in their best condition.  They thus make their sweets timed to when the customers will come to collect them.  The most important ingredient is bean paste, made with red beans from Okayama prefecture and white beans, all carefully selected and prepared.  Kinton is made using a fine strainer called Toshi, and carefully put onto the red bean paste ball.  The beautiful kinton is like an art piece due to its delicate look.  Their items change seasonally so enjoy their beautiful and delicious sweets with your eyes and taste buds.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,April issue,2012

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    Name Shogetsu
    Address 6 Murasakino Kamiyanagi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-491-2464 
    Hours 9:00-17:00
    Closed Sun. & national holidays
    Resevation Reservation required by the day before.
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