"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 : Kanro (Heisei 25)"
Sunlight is weakening,
The wind is getting chilly in mornings and evenings,
There are many little signs of winter around there and here in this time.
In Japanese tea ceremony, we have an event "ro-biraki". Instead of "furo", a portable brazier which we use from spring to autumn, we start to use a fire pit build in the floor, called "ro" and boil the water in "kama", Japanese kettle.
There are filled with tense beauty in a Japanese tea room with ro and a flower named "wabisuke" hanging on the wall.
Ritto is the time we are excited for heading into winter.
November's textile is designed in the motif of ro which is a kind of hearths used in Japanese tea ceremony. The color combination, black, white, and yellow, is linked to the textile design. The black square expresses ro-buchi, the edge of the hearth. It is made of sweet soy milk jelly with black sesame paste. The white layer in the middle is made of almond taste agar-agar, and the yellow in the bottom consists of sweetened chestnuts paste. Each of three has different taste and makes it flavorful.

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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