Sasaya Iori

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(sasaya iori honten)

Sasaya Iori is a renowned wagashi maker based in Kyoto, Japan, with a rich history dating back to 1716 when it was founded by Sasaya Ihei. The company has a reputation for crafting exquisite traditional Japanese confectionery, or wagashi, that are not only visually stunning but also delicious. The company has a strong commitment to preserving traditional methods of making wagashi while also incorporating modern techniques to create unique and innovative creations.

The founder, Sasaya Ihei, was born in 1695 in Kyoto, where he began to learn the art of wagashi making at a young age. In 1716, he opened his own wagashi shop, which he named SasayaIori. Over the years, SasayaIori became renowned for its exceptional wagashi, which were sought after by the Imperial family and other aristocrats. The company also began to create wagashi for tea ceremonies, which helped to establish its reputation as one of the best wagashi makers in Kyoto.

Today, SasayaIori continues to be a family-run business that is committed to upholding the traditional methods of wagashi making that have been passed down through generations. The company sources its ingredients from local producers and uses traditional techniques to create unique and authentic flavors that are beloved by locals and tourists alike. SasayaIori’s dedication to quality and authenticity has earned it a loyal following and numerous accolades over the years.

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