"Wagashi inspired by SOU・SOU's original textile design" has reached its 6th year.The theme of this year is the 24 solar terms.
We will be expressing modern wagashi with simpler textile design than our previous works by incorporating the elements of seasonal expressions.
"Textile name: Risshun ( Heisei 25)"
Risshun, the fist day of spring, is the day after Setsubun(3rd February). Risshun, written with two characters, means "stand" and "spring". It literally expresses "Spring Stands", however, it is probably the coldest period in the year.
Even then, plum blossoms begin to bloom and we feel spring has almost come. Risshun is a turning point which excites people who are looking forward to spring.
February's Wagashi is inspired by plum blossoms telling people that spring is coming. It is made of two kinds of white sweetened bean pastes; one of these has Tsukune-imo, Chinese yam, taste and the other is mixed with some plum fleshes. These are wrapped with brown sugar taste Gyuhi, a kind of rice cakes made of steamed rice flour and sugar. The sourness of the plum matches the sweetness of the brown sugar well, therefore it turns more tasteful and flavorful.
Dots on the top are made of Nerikiri (sweet bean paste), rounded into small balls and dried up.

Here at SOU・SOU we have reached our tenth anniversary and we commemorate this momentous occasion with wagashi that are inspired by our signature textile prints.

SOU・SOU designed a new flower design corresponding to each month of the year in "Flower Notes For the Four Seasons', the booklet published by Nihon Kadou Sha, operated by Ikenobo*.

We collaborated with The noted Kyoto patisserie Kameya Yoshinaga.Together we created wagashi that emphasize Japanese seasonal changes as well as our graphic textile prints.

SOU・SOU's textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka has been publishing new textile design on monthly magazine, "PHP Special". The seasonal changes are expressed in our wagashi.

We collaborated with famous Kyoto patisserie Choukyudou.
Our pop vibrant textile design reflect changes in the seasons and these are also expressed in our wagashi.

At Zaifu, we serve a cup of green matcha tea (or choice of coffee) and our wagashi based on our textile design.

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The KAMEYA YOSHINAGA store descended from the famous confectionary Kameya Yoshian, that has the reputation of being one of the best Kyoto gourmet locales and it's fame reaches back to the Edo period when the store was first opened in 1803. Since then they've been in business in Sijo Samegai area in Kyoto till now. The owner of the store is the 7th generation.

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