"Tsurigane Manju" is shaped after the huge hanging bell that used to symbolize Shitennoji Temple. The bun is filled with koshian (sieved bean paste) made from highly selected ingredients, and its nostalgic taste has remained unchanged over generations. "Nadai Basho," filled with banana-flavored white bean paste that melts in the mouth, was invented to convey the taste of bananas when, at the beginning of the Showa era (1926-1989), bananas were still an expensive fruit out of the reach of most ordinary people. Although times have changed, they still remain favorites.
Photo left: "Tsurigane Manju" (Pack of 3) from ￥410.
Photo right: "Nadai Basho" ￥315 each.