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    Suetomi

    Artistic sweets for the delight of your eyes and tastebuds

    The official name of this shop is Kameya Suetomi.  The first generation owner opened the shop in 1893 after working and trained himself to be a Japanese sweet chef in the shop called Kamesue.  Their turning point in becoming a popular Japanese sweet shop in Kyoto came right after the WW2.  They started to produce rice crackers flavored with vegetables and this unique snack started a huge boom.  Today, they continue to seek for new possibilities in the combination of rice cracker and vegetables.  Their other signature item is Usubeni, thin fluffy crackers sandwiching sour plum paste inside.  The photo is of the Yuku Haru (475 yen/piece) looks so delicate with its contrast of faint blue and pink.  In addition to their classical Japanese sweets, Suetomi also tries to create new Japanese sweets for modern life such as ones in form of Christmas motifs.  In 2012, they opened a new branch shop, “Ichi no Funa Iri un cafe le Petit Suetomi” on the north side of the Kyoto Hotel Okura.  There you can try new creations of Japanese sweets using their famous sweet bean paste.

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

    INFORMATION

    Name Suetomi
    Address Matsubara-dori Muromachi-higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075‐351‐0808
    Hours 9:00-17:00
    Closed Sun. & national holidays
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    Recommended *Please enquire about availability in the late spring: No delivery service available.

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