Kashiya – Yokocho (Penny Candy Lane)
It’s said that the production of simple candy favored by Edokko (Tokyoite) in “Kashiya-Yokocho”(Penny Candy Lane) began from around the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867) to the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
This area,rather than Tokyo which was damaged in the great Kanto Earthquake of 1923,produced and supplied candy for the entire country of Japan and in the early? Showa Period (1926-1989),there were more than 70 shops located here.
In 2001, Kashiya-Yokocho was chosen as one of the “100 Scent Sceneries” by the Ministry of the Environment.

Kawagoe, Saitama-Prefecture,Japan.

川越の裏路地,菓子屋横丁の風景です。
菓子屋横丁は,江戸時代の末期から明治時代の初めころに,江戸っ子好みの気取らない菓子を製造したのが始まりといわれています。
関東大震災で大きな被害を受けた東京に代わって,全国への製造・供給を賄い,昭和初期には約70軒が軒を連ねていました。
平成13年には環境省の「かおり風景百選」に選定されています。
(川越市観光協会)

Penny Candy Lane / 菓子屋横丁

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Penny Candy Lane / 菓子屋横丁 35.924376, 139.481575 川越・菓子屋横丁/ Penny Candy Lane, Kawagoe, Japan日本埼玉県川越元町2丁目7−10 菓子屋横丁 (Directions)
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