Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nishioka Kashiho (Japanese Confectionery Shop)

This confectionery shop is out of the way. It is located in the back streets of Matsuyama. It is known for the quality of their confectioneries. When the Shimanami Sea Route was completed in the 1980's, the shop made commemorative sweets for that occasion. The shop was visited by the late Emperor Hirohito, who left the shop with a tin of tobacco and an Imperial book of matches (embossed with the symbol - chrysanthemum - of the Imperial family) that the shop still holds in memory of that visit.

Nishioka Kashiho Website (in Japanese)

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