We are the sweet bean jelly store which has been a purveyor of Izusan Shrine, known as the god of conquering the whole country.
In Atami, I have inherited the family business of four generations from my biological great grandfather and the founder, Tokiwagi Yohkanten is still just a small Japanese sweet confectionery in Izu.
That is why we are striving to become the No.1 sweet bean jelly store in Shizuoka Prefecture, by learning from the famous stores and continuing to refine our creativity and techniques as best we can.
The "Tsurukichi Yokan" has been named after the founder. Our goal is to make it recognized by everyone in the country someday.
We are a Japanese traditional sweets store
with more than hundred year of history.
Since all our products are handmade,we might not be capable of mass production.
Instead,we aim to produce our products carefully and passionately,one by one.
We would like many people to experience our traditional sweets.
Tokiwagi Yokanten Pte. Ltd
9-1 Ginza-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka-ken Japan 4130013
What is “YOKAN”?
It is a Japanese traditional sweet, made by boiling bean paste (red beans) with sugar then harden with agar.
- No use of eggs nor oil, which makes it very healthy! Recommended for those on diet.
- It is a sweet with dietary fiber.
- A hand-made sweet, made in Japan.
What kind of taste?
It contains sweet taste of red beans.
Each flavor of yokan has different taste, so you should try the flavor you fancy!
Tsurukichi Yokan "daidai"
What is "daidai"?
It’s a fruit in tangerine species, which has most harvest amount in Japan here in our Atami city!During winter, the fruit turns to “daidai (orange) color” and then goes back to green without falling from the tree.
Then, it turns back to orange color again next year. It is believed to bring success, and is used as decoration on New Year’s rice cake or New Year’s door decoration.
It is hard to find any other Yokan made with such high quality red bean paste.
We also use the finest,Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries award-wining string-type agar in this Yokan.
We use the highest quality finely granulated sugar to create its rich flavor.
The yokan received the Monde Selection Silver Award,certifying the quality of our products.
Hon-neri(Reｄ bean paste) Yokan
International Taste&Quality Institute Award(ITQI)
Thanks to Hokkaido's high quality red beans and the finest string-type agar with an award from Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries used in this Yokan,it successfully received specila award from Japan's Tourism Agency(JTA)commissioner at “Japanese Sweets Exhibition".
Traditional Yokan is a red bean jelly made with unsweetened red bean paste,in order to keep the taste traditional but light.
Red bean jam in bitter Orange Yokan is not only sweet but it also has a slightly bitterness from bitter orange,which gives a refreshing aftertaste to the jelly.
Traditionally,Japanese people eat Yokan just as it is.
But we also recommend you try thinly sliced Yokan on top of crackers or diced Yokan in Yogurt.
We use specially-selected chestnuts processed in Japan.
Chestnuts and red beans come together to make a delicious match.
The beautifully arranged chestnuts look delicious.
We carefully adjust the sweetness of red bean to perfection,in order to remain the delicate flavor of chestnut.
We grate fresh yuzu skin and squeeze its juice for seasoning. Because we use plenty of yuzu, the aroma of this yohkan is different! For those of you who know and don’t know yuzu, please give this a try!
What is Yuzu?
One of Japanese citrus fruits which has less sourness than lemon but mild and pleasing aroma. In Japan we use yuzu to dress Japanese food and in winter we put it in bathtub and enjoy hot bath.
This yokan uses green tea powder from Japan’s number one tea production center, Shizuoka prefecture. We use not extracted green tea but hand-milled green tea powder, therefore you can enjoy the rich flavor of green tea.
One of the most popular sweets ammong Japanese people is "Monaka",which is made of rice(glutinous rice).
A monaka is a sweet with an bean paste filling, sandwiched between two wafers.
The wafers are typically square in shape and light brown in color. But this treat, by our shop in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture,looks like the famous French macarons,as the name indicates.
This round sweet is in four colors and flavors.
1,400 yen (8pcs/box) 750 yen (4pcs/box)
Expiration date: 7 days at room temperature
Pink sakura flavor 180 yen each
Orange mikan（orange）flavor 180 yen each
Yellow yuzu(Japanese citrus) flavor 180 yen each
Green matcha flavor
Each one is priced at ￥180
They are available in a box of four, ￥650, eight ￥1,400
A type of summer mandarin called “New Summer Orange” harvested in Izu. It has a refreshing flavor similar to lemon and grapefruit but without the bitterness. This is a Monaka with a White bean jam that has this fruit peel. Sold loose. Each one is priced at ￥220 1,800 yen (8pcs/box)
A Monaka with purple yam bean jam inside. The expiration date is one week in room temperature. Storing in the fridge may cause condensation in the package due to the difference in temperature when taken out and the crust may become humid. It is recommended to store in normal temperature.
This sweet is made by adding water to rice flour and sugar and then heating. The mixture is kneaded (making gyuhi), which is wrapped around adzuki koshian. Both ends are tapered into points (depicting the shape of a Japanese bush warbler), and then green kinako (soybeans that have been roasted and ground into powder) is sprinkled all over.
Each one is priced at ￥180 1,400 yen (8pcs/box)
きびもち/ KIBI-Moch(Rice cake with millet flour)
It is a confectionery made by adding water to Rice flour for dumplings (powder made from Japanese glutinous rice) and Millet flour (powdered grains rich in minerals and dietary fiber), and steaming it to make dough and adding sugar and starch syrup to it to make sweet rice cake, and covered with Kinako (soybeans roasted into powder). Kibimochi is an area-limited Japanese sweet that is only available in Atami and neighboring towns. Because no preservatives or colorings are used, the expiration date is 3 days at room temperature.
As it is soft and easy to lean, keep the box horizontal when taking home. 180 yen each. 8 for 1400 yen.
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