Skip to main content

Izu No Hu U Ka Mase: Mizu Manju

Izu , summer taste.

In my other post on mizu manju I highlight a favorite shop of mine in the Tohoku region that I used to frequent in between onsen stops some time ago. That shop was my favorite, and still is. Good food and good manju can be found anywhere in Japan, but I feel that some manju are worth mentioning. The picture below is one of them, a mizu manju from Mase Confectionary in Shizuoka prefecture.

mizu1

music note While writing this, I was listening to "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" by Kanye West

Manju is a soft bean jam filled jelly treat that comes in various forms. The way I love eating these is when they are ice cold and on the rocks!

mizu2

Highlights

mizu3

On sticky sultry summer days in Japan these slide down the throat well. Best if you use your fingers. Sometimes I see people trying to use chopsticks and it's hilarious.

The shops homepage is: http://www.mase-jp.com

The shop name is kou-nichi-ahn mase, and there're a few chains located through-out Shizuoka.

They have a very large selection of well made Japanese style confectionary for every season. Since I don't get out that way often enough, I just order from home. I had searched hard and wide for these and was not disappointed at all.

Summer does have a taste of its own. Ice cold melt in your mouth mizu manju!

Popular posts from this blog

Shin-Okubo: Little Korea

So I finally got around to going up there to Shin-Okubo,  the land of Seoul via the Yamanote Line.  Been putting this trip off for years for personal reasons;  I am not a fan of Hanlleyu.      I knew why I came up this way, and for none other reason than the food, and maybe to bask in the nausea of Korean romanticist who steal Japanese Jukujo's souls.    But honestly, I like spicy food and stews and pickled vegetables that challenge my taste buds.    I also love the little funky cafes that line the main thoroughfares and alley ways, each with their own little eclectic menus and interior decor.     This place is Korea.  





Shin-Okuba represents more than just a place to relish in Korean culinary delights and K-pop culture, but a place where Koreans can express themselves through their culture.    You can feel the local vibe in the air as you're walking down narrow walkways and footpaths.    I have personally been to mainland Korea six times, so a lot of the nostalgia was there …

Japanese Girls: A Sex(quisition)

While writing this, I was listening to "Going Through Changes" by Eminem

No, I haven't lost any love for momma, Japanese Jukujo that is, and yes, I do have a special place in my heart for young Japanese women, too. 

But then....then I glance over and there's a momma, a delectable Japanese Jukujo momma.  Fully rounded, and fully figured and fair healthy skinned.  Full fine silky muff fujii mounds. 

From this point I feel I need to qualify my remarks more thoroughly, though, especially when referencing women in general.   Firstly, it cannot be denied that there are beautiful women all over the world and from a variety of different backgrounds.  Women are people. However, in this essay I would like to take it a little further.

For me, living in Japan I have created a world unto myself so to speak.  I believe that some people create reasons for doing things, more so than there actually being a real need for doing said things, while others drift along accepting any an…

Estudio científico sobre la lactancia materna para adultos. Cómo alimentar a un bebé adulto.

Estudio científico sobre la lactancia materna para adultos. Cómo alimentar a un bebé adulto.