The first owner trained at Toraya before moving on to start Syogetsu in 1916. The shop moved to its current location in 1988, specializing in making pre-ordered wagashi (Japanese sweets). Continue reading
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Saryouhousen Tea House （茶寮 宝泉堂）
Saryouhousen (茶寮宝泉) is a famous tea house found in Kyoto, brewing tea since 1907.
The business is run out of a traditional Japanese building, the wood and earthy elements in its surroundings and construction exudes a Buddhist zen feel. Continue reading
Kawabata Douki (川端道喜), Kyoto
Which restaurant / store can safely claim they’ve been around for half a millennium? Kawabata Douki (川端道喜) in Kyoto is one such shop. Spanning 16 generations thus far, they are increasingly facing a challenge as global warming has affected the supply of one of their key ingredient – the Igusa (藺草). Continue reading