Hanako Muraoka, the translator of “Anne of Green Gables” and model for the protagonist of the TV show “Hanako to Anne,” lived in Omori, Ota-ku. Many different sweets associated with the series have been made over the years, including the Anne-otome. It may seem like an ordinary dorayaki stamped with the shape of Prince Edward […]
The sweetfish castella and doll cakes are extremely popular with locals, are “baked everyday and sold out everyday,” and come loaded in a bag for ¥215, a price that hasn’t seen a change for years! The doll cakes feature fluffy castella cake wrapped around moderately sweet strained bean paste. The sweetfish castella are fluffy castella […]
The Obuto carrot, an “Edo vegetable” that originated from Ota-ku, is still cultivated today in the town of Magome, and they are ground up and stuffed into a manjuu to make the delicious Magome Sanzun Carrot Manjuu. Even people who dislike carrots are certain to love these buns.
Anne had a penchant for giving names to beautiful things. For example, she once saw a romantic-looking path lined with maple trees and named it “Lovers’ Lane.” This filled pastry is filled with strawberry flavored white bean jam and is garnished with cherry blossoms.
These healthy and popular “baked donuts” are cooked to perfection each time.
Made using top quality wheat flour, and high quality granulated sugar.
“Kiriko” refers to a type of cut glass, introduced to Japan through the Silk Road. It is the origin of “Edo Kiriko,” the Japanese traditional handicraft. “Kamata Kiriko” is a handicraft that takes Edo Kiriko and combines it with the modern spirit of Kamata. Skilled craftsmen cut away and polish glass over and over by […]
Americans love the popular winter sport “Bobsleigh,” which is like F1 on ice, and car manufacturers such as Ferrari and BMW compete to develop the best sleighs for it. 70 small and medium-sized factories in Ota-ku bring together their individual technological know-how in order to develop made-in-Japan bobsleighs for the Japanese bobsleigh representatives to pilot. […]
“Sugaku Art” is a stainless steel objet d’art that uses metalworking to display multivariable functions in three dimensional graph form. Dozens of metal sheets are cut and arranged in a grid pattern to display the curve of each function for this mystical “visible art.” Their profound form changes depending on where you stand as the […]
The “Face Clip” released in August of 2007 is a smash hit from a major toy manufacturer that has sold over 600,000 units. Many of you must be familiar with the freaky yet cute face of this expressive piggy bank that eats coins you give to it.
This uniquely designed modern art piggy bank that inspires […]