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Sweets named after Norinaga

In some stores in Matsusaka, sweets made in honor of Norinaga are sold..
We will introduce some of them.

Monaka (最中) is a Japanese sweet made of azuki bean jam filling sandwiched between two thin crisp wafers made from mochi.
An (餡)is sweet bean paste.
Senbei (煎餅) are a type of Japanese rice crackers.
Ame(あめ)is Japanese candy.
Yōkan (羊羹) is a thick jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. 

 

Japanese-style confectionery

Yamazakura Yamazakura (山桜) Shop: Asahiken-honpo(朝日軒本舗)
Tel : 0598-21-1405
Address : 1-40 Atagomachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0037
These sweets named "Yamazakura" are monaka. They are in the shape of a "station bell" which Norinaga loved. "Yamazakura" becoming the name these sweets is a mountain-cherry. Norinaga was love mountain-cherry tree flowers.
These sweets are made specially in stores, are sold. This shop, from when they opened a shop in the Meiji era, they are used carefully selected beans are organic to make sweets, these are produced in the Tokachi district of Hokkaido.Because they think that mass production of "monaka" reduces those quality, they make "monaka" every day during one year.

Niouzakura Niouzakura (にほふ桜) Shop: Seikandou (清甘堂)
Tel : 0598-21-1565
Address : 576-2 Hinomachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0084
This sweet named "Niouzakura" is a yōkan. Yōkan is a thick jellied dessert made of red bean pasteagar, and sugar. Cherry blossoms have been kneaded into the jelly paste.
This naming is inspired by the poetry of Norinaga listed below.
"Shikishima no Yamato-gokoro wo Hito towaba Asahi ni niou Yamazakura-bana"

Suzugane Suzugane (鈴がね) Shop: Seikandou (清甘堂)
Tel : 0598-21-1565
Address : 576-2 Hinomachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0084
This sweet named "Suzugane" is a monaka. The meaning of "Suzugane"  is  the sound of the bells.
This monaka is in the shape of a bell which Norinaga loved. The an in the dough is a simple taste well-liked by Japanese people. You can experience a taste of Old Japan when you eat this sweet.
This sweet was inspired by the poetry of Norinaga.

Suzu Monaka Suzu Monaka (鈴最中) Shop: Tatumidou-honpo (たつみ堂本舗)
Tel : 0598-21-1337
Address : 2172 Honmachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0081

This monaka is in the shape of suzu (bells) which Norinaga loved. There are two types. One uses lightly sweet beans produced in Hokkaido, and the other one uses homemade yuzu (Asian citrus fruit) and the paste of sweet beans.


Norinaga Senbei Norinaga Senbei
(宣長せんべい)
Shop: Tatumidou-honpo (たつみ堂本舗)
Tel : 0598-21-1337
Address : 2172 Honmachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0081

Senbei are a type of Japanese rice crackers. Some types of senbei may use wheat flour for rice flour instead of barley flour. This senbei is of that kind, and is in the shape of the petal of a mountain cherry blossom, favorite of Norinaga.


Norinaga Okaki Norinaga Okaki
(宣長おかき)
Shop: Tabane-an (たばね庵)
Tel : 0598-21-4708
Address : 2003 Nakamachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0083

Okaki is a kind of senbei. Tabane-an is a famous rice cracker shop in Matsusaka. These rice cracker have seven different flavors. One of them is in the shape of the petals of  cherry blossoms Norinaga loved.


Suzu Monaka Suzu Monaka
(鈴もなか)
Shop: Yanagiya Houzen (柳屋奉善)
Tel : 0598-21-0138
Address : 1877 Nakamachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0083

These monaka are in the shape of bells which Norinaga loved. There are four different shapes of bells, and two different kinds of sweet bean paste. One of the pastes uses azuki beans mixed with white bean paste, and the other one uses bean paste and fresh green laver. There is a station bell made of "BANKO YAKI" in the box. "BANKO YAKI" is a style of Japanese pottery. Because this bell makes a sound, you may be able to imagine the sound of the bell Norinaga heard.


Norinaga Ame Norinaga Ame
(宣長あめ)
Shop: Yanagiya Houzen (柳屋奉善)
Tel : 0598-21-0138
Address : 1877 Nakamachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0083

This is a candy designed after the "amegusuri" which Norinaga devised.
It is made based on the documents which Norinaga left behind, but the ingredient of the medicine is removed and becomes easy to eat for a flavor of cinnamon and the ginger. You may experience old-fashioned taste when you eat this candy.


Western Contectionery

Norinaga Roll Norinaga Roll
(宣長ろーる)
Shop : Andersen Konditorei(アンデルセン コンデトライ)
Tel.: Shimomura shop: 0120-29-7911  Chuo shop.: 0598-51-2567
Address : 384-1 Cyuo-cyo, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0019

Norinaga rolls are rolled gently by the hand of chef who loves Matsusaka. For that certain special someone, this roll serves as a great gift that also carries with it the rich history of Matsusaka.


Suzu-no-ne Suzu-no-ne
(鈴の音)
Shop: Andersen Konditorei(アンデルセン コンデトライ)
Tel.: Shimomura shop: 0120-29-7911  Chuo shop.: 0598-51-2567
Address : 384-1 Cyuo-cyo, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0019

This is a pie in which the filling is apricot enveloped in white sweet bean paste. This is named after "suzu-no-ne" (the sound of the bell) which Norinaga deeply cherished.


Matsusaka Rinka Matsusaka Rinka Shop:1010banchi (1010番地)
Tel : 0598-21-7123
Address : 1010 Shimmachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0075

These extravagant cookies, lightly baked with plenty of hazelnuts and almonds, are sandwiched together with homemade caramel. With accents of Norinaga's much-loved cherry blossoms and bells, these cookies capture the elegant taste of Japanese-style cookies. (The cherry blossom is chemical-free.)


Norinaga Kasutera Norinaga Kasutera
(宣長かすてら)
Shop: Luxembourg(ルクサンブール)
Tel : 0598-23-5411
Address : 880-1 Kawaimachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0818

This sponge cake comes in the shape of a flower, of which the filling is white sweet bean paste. It has a very rich taste, like western sweets.


Tea

Norinaga Kasutera Norinaga tea
(宣長茶)
Shop: Cha-jyu(茶重)
Tel : 0598-21-0701
Address : 819 Shimmachi, Matsusaka City, Mie 515-0075

This green tea, a of-a-kind product of painstaking care, has been submitted to agricultural shows in the past and won prizes over many other teas.