Local favorite Igamochi
Igamochi was deeply loved by Uno Chiyo, a female author and a kimono-designer who was born in Iwakuni.
By her single phrase of " I wish I could fill up on rice cakes from my hometown", the taste of Igamochi, which had disappeared from Iwakuni, came back to life after two years of trial and error.
Igamochi is a rice cake topped with pink, yellow and green rice grains dyed with natural pigments and stuffed with smooth azuki bean paste.
It has become an Iwakuni specialty favored by many local people as gifts and teacakes.
About "An" (餡 Sweet bean paste)
Needless to say,"An" is the key ingredient of the Wagashi (Traditional Japanese sweets)! Our homemade An is made from scratch using a secret recipe. The red bean paste is produced using Hokkaido azuki beans.Azuki beans are said to be a healthy and highly nutritional food, which contain a lot of polyphenols and dietary fiber.