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Co., Ltd. Saneido
1-1-53 Hamanogi, Matsue City, Shimane, Japan

Category: Confectionery
Product Name: Nataneno-Sato
Raw Materials: Sugar, cold plum powder, brown rice, colorings (yellow 4, yellow 5, red 3, red 106, starch)

Best-Before Date: It was now two weeks later


Fumai-Ko, one of the leading tea masters of the Edo period, is Matsudaira-Harusato, the 7th lord of the Izumo-Matsue-Han. In Matsue, a castle under the feudal lord, the culture of tea utensils and Japanese sweets associated with the tea ceremony spread and developed among the common people, and the amount of Japanese sweets purchased per household is still the highest in Japan.

This time, I decided to try "Nataneno-Sato" from among the three famous confections in Matsue (Yamakawa, Wakakusa, and Nataneno-Sato).

I opened the box and out came a beautiful yellow wagashi. It also smells like rakugan. The white accents here and there seem to resemble the pattern of a butterfly perched on a yellow rapeseed flower. I bit into it, broke it with my teeth, crushed it and ate it, and without a second thought, it quickly melted softly in my mouth and disappeared as it soaked into my tongue.

Ooh, this is quite a strong sweetness. These days, you rarely see these things. The crunchy part when you bite into it adds to the sweetness. And when I ate the two slices on the plate in the photo, it was a disaster. I have to go a little bit more every day... It has a long end (actually, there were two rows of them in the box).

According to what I heard, Matcha is still frequently drunk among the general public in Matsue, a cup after a meal at home, a cup of rest in the workplace (office, farm village, fishing village), and so on, Matcha is naturally blended into the daily life.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12