Uji kintoki, one of the most popular of the many matcha sweets, is shaved ice made with a syrup of beautiful green matcha, water, and sugar, topped with elegant ogura bean paste.
"Uji" comes from Uji tea, the finest tea in Japan. Kintoki, on the other hand, comes from the name of Sakata Kintoki, the model for the fairy tale Kintaro, and refers to the red beans and sweet bean paste.
Also known as the "king" of shaved ice, Uji kintoki is highly regarded as a gem of summer throughout the ages and is sold not only in restaurants, where it is sometimes arranged as a parfait with a gorgeous arrangement of shiratama, ice cream, and matcha jelly but also in cups and bars
The origin of this dish is not known in detail, but it was eaten in the Edo period and was once a summer tradition that only the Tokugawa Shogun family, including Ieyasu Tokugawa, who had a sweet tooth, and court nobles could enjoy.
On a hot summer day, why not try the beautiful green color of Uji kintoki, which is reflected in the white of the ice? We have the perfect tableware for you to eat Uji kintoki at home. We hope you will give it a try.
Otera Kohachiro Shoten's Kanamari
Appi Urushi Studio's Flat Bowl
Appi Urushi Studio's Spoon