Bunnosuke Jaya Main Shop

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長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

An un-cool Kyoto sweet café where the cool gather

“An un-cool restaurant where the cool gather” and “The countryside in Kyoto” – this is a famous phrase in the Rakugo (traditional Japanese comical story-telling drama) often performed by the popular Rakugo actor, Bunnosuke Katsura the Second, who is also the founder of this café.  In their early years, the café served Ama-zake (sweet cloudy sake) and their homemade taste has been handed down to the present day.  In those days, Ama-zake was a popular beverage for travelers making the long pilgrimage to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka Jinja Shrine.  They use a rice known as “Nipponbare” from Shiga prefecture which is best for making Ama-zake as the rice’s texture remains in the sake.  Their warabi-mochi (sweet jelly-like sweet) is made from Japanese warabi (bracken) harvested in the southern area of Kyushu.  They purchase red beans from Okayama prefecture and rice for dumplings from Niigata prefecture – all the finest ingredients from the best areas.  Simple is best as the quality of the ingredients used at Bunnosuke Jaya readily testify.

INFORMATION

Name Bunnosuke Jaya Main Shop
Address 373 Yasaka Kami-machi, Shimogawara-dori Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-561-1972
Hours 10:30-17:30
Closed Wed., irregularly
Resevation
URL http://www.bunnosuke.jp/eccube/
Recommended Warabi-mochi (souvenior): 680 yen for 2 peopple; 890 yen for 3 people; Amazake powder (souvenior): 420 yen
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    Photo:Koichi Higashitani Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-Gaho,July issue,2011