"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 : Geshi (Heisei 25)"
It is the day having the longest daytime of the year.
It is not the hottest day, but the middle of rainy season.
Although it is getting hot,
sometimes raining, thundering, and clearing up.
We could say the sky is charging the power in this season to gear up for real summer.
June wagashi was made of kuzu (arrowroot) inspired by the nimbus which brings much rain in the dark sky.
The “nimbus” has two different tastes, using kuzu from Yoshino, at Nara prefecture. One tastes sweet, black smooth bean paste is wrapped by kuzu with smooth sweetened bean paste.
The other is kind of sour-sweet taste, kuzu mixed with plum liquor and plum flavor mashed sweetened white bean paste is in it. It has plenty of green plum fleshes to provide a fresh and sour taste.
The shape of nimbus is made of these two together.

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.

Address: 565-72 B2F Nakano-cho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8042
Open 12:00am-20:00pm *19:00 last order
Open everyday

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.

Address: Shijou Horikawa Higashi Hairu Sakyou-ku Kyoto 600-8498 Phone +81 (75) 221-2005
Open 9:00am-18:00pm Open everyday