Toraya Kyoto Ichijo Shop

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    Toraya Kyoto Ichijo Shop

    Traditional Japanese sweets cherished throughout Japanese history and culture

    Toraya’s most famous item is their delicious yokan (sweetened and jellied red bean paste).  Using azuki red beans from Hokkaido and rare white azuki beans to make delicious bean jam, Toraya has been producing elaborate Japanese sweets such as kanten (agar) and wasanbon (extra-fine sugar).  The genuine taste is made by experienced and skilled chefs and has been loved by people in Kyoto for many generations.  Toraya was established late in the Muromachi period (1336-1573), and they started to serve the imperial family since the reign of Emperor Goyozei.  When an emperor visited somewhere, he distributed special sweets to the people in the area and these sweets were given special names by the emperor and court nobles.  The original taste and recipe have been conveyed from generation to generation, and traditional sweets such as Shimozome and Yamaji-no Kiku are still available in the shop as seasonal sweets.

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


    Name Toraya Kyoto Ichijo Shop
    Address Karasuma-dori Ichijo-kado, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075‐441‐3111
    Hours 9:00-19:00 (until 18:00 on Sat., Sun. & national holidays)
    Closed Irregularly
    Recommended Custom-made sweet orders are accepted