Today’s gift from Kyoto is introduced to us by the editor-in-chief of Keihanshin Lmagazine, Ms. Ayako Murase. She recommends the fukiyose from kelp specialty store Giboshi.

“When I send a gift to someone that I am meeting for the first time, I like to send the fukiyose because it is popular amongst all types of people, even to those who don't like sweets. The fukiyose goes well with both Japanese tea and sake.”

Giboshi was founded in 1868 as a store specializing in various types of kelp. The fukiyose is one of its unique gift box. The assorted can, which is decorated with the Ukiyoe art of Yodogawa River by famous wood block printer Hiroshige Ando, contains more than 20 kinds of delicacies. Elaborately made, each bite possess an elegant, tempting taste that can only be achieved by the longstanding kelp store.

【Store Information】
Address: Shijo noboru, Yanagi no Banba-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Closed: Sundays and national holidays