Amezaiku Yoshihara, Bunkyo

Pretty sweet craft, literally and figuratively.

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Looking at the vast selection, I wondered how they made them.

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Turns out some items are made-to-order! Watching the craftsmanship was mesmerizing. You know they’re masters when they make it look easy. If I were doing this I’d make a mistake then try to fix it and end up messing the whole thing up.

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There are also a selection of ready-made items you can buy.

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I didn’t actually eat the candy; it was too beautiful to eat.

Amezaiku Yoshihara
1-23-5 Sendagi, Tomoe Bldg 1F
Bunkyo 113-0022, Tokyo

Usagiya, Ueno

My wife found this dorayaki shop / confectionary.

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Some may think it excessive, but I really appreciate Japanese packaging. A lot of thought and care goes into presentation.

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I don’t think we knew what we ordered, but everything has red bean inside. I got tired of red bean foods, so I didn’t like this.

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Perhaps this is what dorayaki should be like.

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Usagiya
1 10-10 Ueno
Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005