Gokabou, one of Saitama Prefecture’s 3 major sweets, is a simple wagashi (Japanese confection) made with techniques from the Edo Era.

Mochi rice that has been hardened by mizuame (starch syrup) is generously coated in kinako (roasted soybean flour) to create a traditional sweet from Kumagaya. The recipe is said to have originated in the Edo Era and with its mild sweetness and simple taste, gokabou is evocative of old Edo.

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