1. CHOMEI-JI SAKURA-MOCHI/Confectionery



Established in 1717, Mr. Shinroku Yamamoto founded the Kanto region style sakura-mochi. It is a Japanese rice cake wrapped up in three salted leaves of cherry blossom. In fact, from the old days Japanese people have loved cherry blossom flowers and to have “Ohana-mi” party under the trees.
This shop has kept the same taste since it was established, of course without chemical additives. And they recommend having it after taking off the wrapping leaves. But many Japanese have it with the leaves. Yes me too! I like the taste of the sweet bean jam inside rice cake with a little salty leaves. How about you?


INFORMATION

・Phone: 03-3622-3266
・Location: 5-1-14 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
・Open: 8:30-18:00/closed on Mon. and summer holidays & winter holidays
・Price: take out¥180, at the shop with green tea¥250
http://www.sakura-mochi.com/

長命寺桜もち/和菓子

享保2年(1717)、大岡越前守忠相が町奉行になった年、創業者山本新六が大川堤の名物だった桜並木にあやかり、桜の葉を樽で塩漬けして餅を包んだ「関東風桜もち」を考案。当時から桜の名所だった隅田堤(墨堤通り)の名跡・長命寺の門前で売り始めたのが始まり。今でも当時の味を無添加のままで守り続けている。香り付けと乾燥を防ぐために桜の葉3枚で包んでいるが、お店としては剥がして食すのを勧めている。