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We treasure our traditional recipe and are sure to make every single Narikin-Manju
with all of our heart.
The main feature of our Narikin-Manju is the presence of firm beans within
the anko (white bean paste).
Please come, and enjoy our traditional taste.
A simple explanation is that it is sweet white bean paste sandwiched
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It is branded with a twisted plum flower.
Its appearance is very similar to Dorayaki, but Narikin-Manju are unique for having firm beans with the texture of chestnuts within the anko.
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There are various stories, but the word Narikin (Nari = become, Kin = Gold) came from the Japanese chess game Shogi.
At a certain point in the game, the lowest ranking pieces become gold,
representing their status as overnight millionaires. During the middle
of the Meiji era (1868-1912),
Nogata city was a well known coal-mining village.
Sweet snacks were loved by the residents, especially the miners.
Typically, the outside of sweet snacks like Manju are bigger than the inside
because the inner ingredients usually cost more.
But the opposite is true with Narikin-Manju―the inside has a larger volume
than the outside.
Miners wished that they too could become Narikin (overnight millionaires) and be able to enjoy sweets with more filling.
Based on this story, the manju with lots of filling was named Narikin-Manju.