Feb. 03, 2022 UPDATE
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8 colorful, handmade ohagi (Japanese sweet rice balls)
A small shop on an off-street in Gion. Try the ohagi, handmade by the elderly proprietress. The main specialty of this shop is that there are eight different kinds of ohagi. While all of them feature the same sweet anko（bean paste） and soft mochigome（sticky rice）, there are eight different designs. Besides the typical azuki and kinako (roasted soybean flour), ume and black sesame flavors are also available. Just looking at how colorful they are is enjoyable. There are only seven seats in the whole place, so you may have to wait. We recommend taking it to go if you can't wait.
Matcha and ohagi / ￥700
Choose the ohagi you want from eight different types. The ohagi are all handmade and are not made in advance. They're small enough for anyone to eat easily. Eat them using a special elongated tool that comes with it. Feel free to eat it with your fingers if you have trouble using it. The matcha is weakly bitter and easy to drink, and goes well with the sweet ohagi. *The ohagi in the picture are azuki and ume.
Ohagi 8-color set / ￥1,390
A luxurious set featuring all eight types of ohagi. Its appearance is quite lovely.We recommend ordering it in a group of 3-8 and sharing. It's more fun to share. *This picture shows a to-go order.
How to Order