Japan 2013: Candy from Nishiki Market

We wandered into Nishiki Market thinking we'd find lunch. No dice - it was mostly fresh meats, seafood, produce and sundries. We did however come across this adorable sweet shop helmed by an equally adorable elderly chap.

We wandered into Nishiki Market thinking we’d find lunch. No dice – it was mostly fresh meats, seafood, produce and sundries. We did however come across this adorable sweet shop helmed by an equally adorable elderly chap.

Here's the candy we bought for relatives back home. (You can see a similar set displayed to the left of the stall owner in the earlier photo.) The candy resembles the jelly sweets of my childhood CNYs, more so than 'western' gummi bears. Also, that display box isn't wood - it's styrofoam sneakily made to look like wood.

Here’s the candy we bought for relatives back home. (You can see a similar set displayed to the left of the stall owner in the earlier photo.) The candy resembles the jelly sweets of my childhood CNYs, more so than ‘western’ gummi bears. Also, that display box isn’t wood – it’s styrofoam sneakily made to look like wood.

 

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