WAGASHI (Japanese Sweets)

Our Best Sweets of the Season
KACHO-FUGETU (traditional themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics) from the four seasons is expressed in traditional WAGASHI.
We have eight to ten different kinds of these sweets ready at all times.
WAGASHI in Spring
TAKACHIYO features two kinds of SAKURA-MOCHI, the Kanto style, “YAKI-GAWA (with red bean paste from Hokkaido),” and the Kansai style, “GUIDAIJI (featuring black bean paste).
We make top class sweets simulating cherry blossoms, such as UGUISU-MOCHI that uses greenish-brown bean jam, and YOMOGI-MOCHI which is sprinkled with parched powder.
Our Recommendations
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    KURUMI MANJU
    Walnut MANJU (Buns)¥172
    This taste has been passed from previous generations using the best bean past and fragrant walnuts.
    ※Eat within two weeks (idea from the second generation)
  • AN Doughnuts¥172
    This taste has been passed down from previous generations using the best bean paste and doughnuts made from moist dough.
    ※Eat within two weeks (idea from the second generation)
  • YAKEISHI-NO-YUKI
    Yakeishi Snow205yen
    This baked sweet with an almond flavor containing azuki beans from Hokkaido has white chocolate on top to look like snow.
    ※Eat within two weeks (idea from the third generation)
  • Z-NO-MACHI YUBESHI (Walnut)
    The City of Z YUBESHI (Walnut)¥151
    This is a wonderful tasting walnut YUBESHI.
    ※Eat within two weeks (idea from the third generation)
  • Z-NO-MACHI YUBESHI (Sesame)
    The City of Z YUBESHI (Sesame)¥151
    This is a wonderful tasting sesame YUBESHI.
    ※Eat within two weeks (idea from the third generation)
  • SOBA-OYAKI
    Baked Buckwheat¥129
    This is our most popular sweet, baked with bean paste wrapped in a dough of rich texture made from the finest rice and buckwheat flours.
    ※Eat within two days (idea from the fourth generation)
  • USUKAWA KARINTO MANJU
    Thinly Crusted Steam Bun¥108
    This MANJU has a unique texture coming from boiled red bean paste wrapped in brown sugar dough that is fried to a crisp taste.
    ※Eat within two days (idea from the fourth generation)
  • HIBUSSE¥172
    The cheese cream has a refreshing lemon flavor. The azuki cheese contains bits of the beans in it.
    ※Eat within fourteen days (idea from the fourth generation)
  • MIZU-MANJU
    Water MANJUu¥237
    This bun made with arrowroot starch is refreshing. It uses azuki bean paste from Hokkaido.
    (Available from May through mid-August)
  • YAKI-AYU
    Baked Sweet Fish¥216
    A special powdered green tea (with MOCHI), using bits of black bean paste.
    (Available from June through July)
  • MINAZUKI¥237
    This confectionery represents the month of June. It is said to be a sweet that purifies evil.
    (Available in June)
  • SAKURA MANJU
    Cherry Blossom Bun¥130
    (Available from March through mid-April)
  • SAKURA-MOCHI
    Cherry Blossom Rice Cake¥194
    (Available from February through mid-March)
  • UGUISU-MOCHI
    MOCHI topped with green soy flour¥216
    (Available from February through mid-March)
  • YOMOGI-DAIFUKU
    Soft Rice Cake with Mugwort¥216
    (Available from the end of January through mid-April)
  • MAME-DAIFUKU
    Soft Rice Cake with Beans¥216
    (Available from the end of January through mid-April)
  • SAKURA-DAIFUKU
    Cherry Soft Rice Cake¥216
    (Available from the end of January through mid-April)
  • ICHIGO-DAIFUKU
    Strawberry Soft Rice Cake¥216
    (Available from the end of January through mid-April)
  • OSHU HATSUKOI Apple
    Oshu First Love Apple¥140
    This apple, from the Konno Apple Orchard here in Oshu, is grilled in foil leaving a slight sweet and sour taste.
  • MOMOSE¥140
    This confectionary commemorates our hundred-year anniversary with TAKACHIYO’s Baumkuchen featuring “growth rings” originating from our Japanese sweets (YOKAN ? sweet bean jelly).
  • MISO-DORA¥172
    This confectionery, contrived by the store owner, is a rich and flavorful DORAYAKI (bean-jam pancake) using aged miso from the original KOZEN SHOP 200 years ago, the YUKI HARUKA brand of wheat grown in Iwate, and eggs from Oshu.