"Wakasaya Hisashige" was established in 1716.
The main confectionery is higashi made from Wakasa hon-kazura and Wasanbon, which is a specialty of Shikoku and Awa.
It started when the shop was separated from the original store, which came to Kyoto from Fukui Prefecture.
At first, the shop was set up near Nijo-jo Castle, and moved to the current location Shijo-Omiya from the early Showa period.
Today, her daughter, who has trained as a confectioner, is managing her business as the successor to her father, the seventh generation.
I'm also excited about the dried sweets with the ideas of the 8th generation, who is also active as an Indian dancer.
For example, you can enjoy plain and spicy flavors "Ganesha".
Just as the name suggests, it is a dried confectionery in the form of an Indian god "Ganesha" with an elephant's head.
Spice flavor is mild sweet Wasanbon that melts in your mouth and spices such as ginger, pepper and nutmeg are added.
It is recommended to enjoy it not only with tea but also with chai and whiskey.
It is located on the south side of Shijo-Omiya which is in the east "Wakasaya Hisashige".
Why don't you open the glass door when you can travel to Kyoto someday?
I'm sure you'll have a great time.
Onkashitsukasa Wakasaya Hisage
513 Karatsuya-cho, Shijo-dori Omiya-higashi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City
2 minutes walk from Hankyu Omiya Station