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Co., Ltd. Furyudo
250-50, Yada-cho, Matsue City, Shimane, Japan

Category: Confectionery
Product Name: Asashio
Raw Materials: red beans, yam, nonglutinous rice, sugar


Matsudaira Fumai Ko, the seventh lord of the Matsue clan, is known as a feudal lord tea master in the late Edo period. Matsue Castle Town is famous for its green tea and confectionary shops, and there are still many Japanese confectionary shops in the city.

Yamakawa, one of Japan's three famous confections, is one of the most representative confections, and this rakugan-type confectionery goes well with green tea. I don't like green tea (sorry), so this time I decided to try another famous confection from Furyudo, who make this Yamakawa, called "Asashio". I'm sorry, but I didn't have any "Yamakawa" available at the time.

It's unrelated, but at my age (secret), it reminds me of Asashio the sumo wrestler.

What comes out of the white box is a white bun after all. Then, when I took the white steamed bun in my hand, it was surprisingly chewy. When I tried it, it tasted like a moist wagashi (Japanese sweets), which may be an overstatement, but it also tasted similar to Ouro... Perhaps it's the flavor of yams. This is like a bun, but not a bun. The anko inside looks like anko, but it's a Japanese sweets itself. Elegant and delicate Japanese sweets.

Hmmm... I wonder what it is... Yamakawa, Asashio, etc... people who like fashion give outlandish names. I don't associate it with that at all. Well, that's okay.
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