Deliciousness based on the history
and culture over 1200 years
The National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean is one of the Local Meetings which receive royal visit from the Emperor and Empress every year. At the 10th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean held in Aomori Pref. in 1990, one of our sweets, “Yumekodachi” (literary means “dreamy trees”), got the honor of being purchased by the Emperor visiting the meeting.At the National Confectionery Exposition held every four years, our sweets, “Yuzu*1 Kohaku” (citrus-flavored Kohaku), “Hanakazura” (literary means “flowered vine”) and “Uji-Kintoki Kohaku” (tea-flavored Kohaku containing sweetened adzuki beans) received “the Award from the Grand Master of Chado (the tea ceremony) of the Urasenke”.
We are not too proud of the honors and are improving our skill, imagination and creativity to produce “Kohaku” which can offer novel values.
Japanese sweets connecting our customers with Kyoto
If you feel beauty in our KOHAKU, you may find the beauty of the old capital we added to the appearance of the sweets. Kyoto is surrounded by hills and mountains on three sides associated with the distant view of the flow of the Kamo River on the eastern side, the Katsura River on the western side and the Uji River on the southern side, thus is filled with the abundant beauties of nature all through the year.
The beautiful current of Kamo river is symbolized in “Yuzu Kohaku” by adding a piece of Yuzu*1 peel to a clear Kohaku sweet made by boiling down agar and sugar.
A spring scene of distant bloomy cherries seeming like haze is expressed in the frame of Kohaku and made into the sweet, “Hanakasumi-no Utage” (literary means a party under misty cherry blossoms), which can be appreciated on your palm.
We hope the sweets will be selected for your teatime and as a gift, and you will enjoy their taste and appearance showing the beauty of Kyoto.
For over 80 years since the start of our business, we have been devoting our best effort and thought to our work at Fushimi with our continuing philosophy in mind, “We offer a relaxing moment with our delicious sweets”. It is our great pleasure that you find the aesthetic feeling of Kyoto in the sweets of Miyako, the Confectioner of Kyoto Sweets.
*1: Citrus junos