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In the middle of a tradition weaving together with the local community
Refresh your look with prefecture-produced Dainagon red beans

``Tabesaiten'' uses Hiroshima ingredients to convey the charm of local food.
This time we picked sweets from a variety of genres such as Japanese, Western, and Chinese.
We would like to introduce you to Mikawaya, a confectionary restaurant founded in 11, located in Okinokami-cho, Fukuyama City.
In the middle of a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation, ``Omodaka'' has been renewed as ``Katsu Nari Monaka''.
The classic flavor made using Dainagon adzuki beans from Hiroshima Prefecture has attracted fans both inside and outside the prefecture.

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Sweets shop Mikawaya

720-0825-4 Okinokamicho, Fukuyama 15-27
TEL: 084-923-4890

Image: Store photo

"Mikawaya" was started as a bakery by the founder, Keizo Ishikura. It used to be a store in Kumano-cho, Fukuyama City, and it is said that workers who were involved in construction work at the water source used to line up every day to buy bread. In the Showa era, the store changed its direction to a confectionery store and started to put up a noren curtain on the Hondori shopping street. He continued his efforts to satisfy the taste buds and hearts of people who were hungry for sweets before and after the war. At one point, in order to compete with the opening of large commercial facilities, six stores joined forces to establish a shopping center. The store, which was one of the most advanced in the country, was very busy, and the sweets sold like hot cakes.
Currently, sweets are sold at department stores, hotels, kiosks, etc., mainly at the main store in Okinokami-cho, where the factory is located. The third generation, Kazushi Ishikura, his wife Michiko, and daughter Junko run the store together as a family.

Image: Kazushi Ishikura III

``What has been handed down for a long time is to use the right ingredients and provide really good products.We constantly incorporate new methods and ingredients in the manufacturing process, and almost all of our sweets are handmade,'' says Ishizo. The ingredients used include carefully selected domestic flour, red beans, and eggs from Sera Town. The products are full of nutrients and have a nostalgic flavor.
``Also, we believe that what we are trying to do is convey the history and climate of the local area through sweets.For example, our representative product ``Muronoki'' comes from Muro, a town in Tomo that flourished as a port for waiting for the tide. The theme is trees.We would like to preserve the atmosphere of Tomo Town and the feelings that the poet Tabito Otomo wrote about in his poems through the confectionery.Fukuyama's city flower, a symbol of peace. We also make several products with roses as a motif."

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Dainagon adzuki beans from Hiroshima prefecture

The Chugoku Mountains were a major producer of azuki beans from the Heian period to the Edo period. In an effort to revive the traditional cultivation of azuki beans, JA, the Hiroshima Prefecture Confectionery Industry Association, and producers collaborated to start cultivation in Miyoshi City, Sera Town, and other areas in 2017. Cultivation areas have since expanded to Hiroshima City, and currently around 6 to 7 tons are produced within the prefecture. In particular, Dainagon azuki beans, which were put into practical use in 2021, are characterized by their large grains, which make them difficult to cut into pieces. With its soft skin and rich flavor, it is expected to become a next-generation specialty product.

``The renewal was successful, and the number of customers who pick up the product has increased considerably.I think one of the reasons is that the name is easier to understand, and the flavor of the filling has improved.When selected as a gift I would be happy if people both inside and outside the prefecture try Katsu Nari Monaka and learn about the azuki beans produced in Hiroshima Prefecture and the history and charm of Fukuyama."
The store also sells ``Sensui,'' a manju made with high-quality red bean paste and white bean paste wrapped around each chestnut boiled in honey, and ``Bara,'' a manju made with milk-flavored dough wrapped in yolk bean paste made from Sera eggs. The lineup is lined with items related to Fukuyama, such as ``Fukuyama, the town of Fukuyama,'' and its sister product ``Mummy Rose,'' a baked confectionery made with milk bean paste.

Image: Store exterior

Regarding his future goals, Mr. Ishikura enthusiastically says, ``I want to increase the number of products that use azuki beans from Hiroshima Prefecture, and I also want to try new things.'' Her daughter Junko, who will be in charge of the next generation, has returned to the roots of her store and is putting a new spin into the store by devoting herself to baking bread and appearing at local events with her new sweets. It is said that there is.
The sweet smell of baking sweets fills the streets of Okinokami-cho, where the main store is located, from early in the morning. Confectionery Mikawaya, where you can feel their love for the local area and their sincere attitude towards making sweets, will no doubt continue to be supported by many people.

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