[Founded in 1903] “Shofukudo” where you can enjoy Japanese sweets and the silence where time passes slowly

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Shofukudo, a Japanese confectionery shop in Fuse, started out as a mochi shop! It has a history of over 100 years. We would like to introduce Shofukudo, a hidden gem that many people visit for their carefully selected Japanese sweets and the peaceful atmosphere of the shop.

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Commitment to mochi sweets

Shofukudo sells a variety of Japanese sweets, including Mikasa, chestnut manju, and nerikiri. All Japanese sweets are delicious, but Shofukudo, which started its business as a mochi shop, specializes in mochi sweets such as sakuramochi and sanshoku dango.

The owner, Mr. Dekura, has a strong commitment to mochi, saying, ``Dumplings are the most difficult Japanese sweets to make, and it takes skill to make them with a crunchy texture.''

Among Japanese sweets, sakuramochi and sanshoku dango, which are so popular that they are now sold all year round, are some of the mochi sweets you should definitely try.

Some people visit in search of a restaurant where they can spend some quiet time.

Shofukudo was founded in 1903.

The interior of the store, which has not been renovated and remains the same as when it first opened, offers a quiet atmosphere in contrast to the bustling shopping street of Fuse.

The street where Shofukudo is located was originally a shopping district, but an increasing number of shops have gone out of business, and there are only a handful of shops that are still in business. Shofukudo, which is located in such a residential area, is said to have an increasing number of customers who come to enjoy the special Japanese sweets and the atmosphere of the shop.

Challenge your craftsmanship with a Japanese sweets making experience

Shofukudo usually sells Japanese sweets, but guests staying at SEKAI HOTEL Fuse can have a special experience making Japanese sweets. (Reservation required at SEKAI HOTEL by the day before)

To make nerikiri, strain the bean paste for decoration through something like a colander, and decorate it around the grained red bean paste with thin chopsticks.

I'm trying to represent the autumn leaves of the mountains with pink and yellow filling, but it's difficult to balance the colors and use these thin chopsticks for decoration.

The nerikiri on the left hand side made by Mr. Dekura is beautifully finished.

However, the owner, Mr. Dekura, will kindly teach you each step, so you can experience it with peace of mind.

You can also see the tools that support craftsmanship

Inside the workshop, there are many tools that have a history of 120 years.

The wooden molds that were specially shown to me are those used for nerikiri and bon sweets.

All of these tools are made to order, and each tool is filled with the owner's passion. Even though I sometimes go to Japanese sweets shops, I usually just eat. However, when you step inside the workshop and witness the dedication that goes into making them, you realize the depth of Japanese sweets.

Enjoy the taste, atmosphere, and techniques that have been in business for 120 years.

While the scenery of the town changes, Shofukudo remains the same, so it is used as a landmark on the street when people who have left Fuse return to Fuse for the first time in a while. This is because we have been able to continue doing business with the same dedication that has remained unchanged since our opening.

You can taste a variety of Japanese sweets, or try your hand at making Japanese sweets. Be sure to visit Shofukudo and experience the taste, atmosphere, and craftsmanship that have been in business for 120 years.

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