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

Freshly hot salty-sweet rice dumplings to rid you of misfortunes

Located just in front of the Imamiya Jinja Shrine, one of the old shrines known as the venue of annual Yasurai Festival, Kazariya has continued to offer aburi-mochi for over 400 years.  At the time when a bad epidemic spread in Kyoto, people ate skewered rice dumplings while praying for their recovery – and this is believed to be the origin of aburi-mochi.  Small pieces of freshly pounded rice cakes are skewered on a bamboo stick and then grilled over the charcoal fire.  The special sauce made with sweetened soy sauce and white miso (salty bean paste) is spread around the rice cake just before it is served.  This simple yet tasty rice cake often makes diners yearn for another.  Try the taste that Kyoto locals have loved and cherish over many generations in the century–old traditional Japanese building.


Name Kazariya
Address 96 Murasakino Imamiya-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-491-9402
Hours 10:00-17:00
Closed Wed. (open on the 1st and 15th of the month and closed next day)
Recommended By Imamiya Jinja Shrine; Take-away: from 1,500 yen (for 3 people).
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    Fujin-gaho, February issue,2012