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Higashiya: bite sized artworks (ヒガシヤ)

In a secluded spot in Aoyama lies “Higashiya” a wonderful store that sells traditional Japanese confectionary.

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The shop is so small that it’d easy to walk pass by it if it wasnt for the noren hanging at the entrance door.

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Once inside, you can’t help but feel like you have stepped back into time. This  wood minimal space has a long glass counter and wood drawers and shelves, to display the seasonal selection of wagashi (Japanese confectionary)  like bite sized artworks.

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Soft and fluffy soda steamed buns sold over the counter

The packaging is beautiful, minimal and makes use of natural materials such as paper, wood and straw.  Great place to buy little souvenirs to bring back home. (The following images are via google)

Higashiya Packaging

Higashiya Packaging

The brand also has a modern Japanese-style tea salon: “Higashiya Ginza” , where they serve wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and have a fantastic selection of Japanese tea.  This salon is cosy and relaxing enough to linger for hours.  And of course there’s also  Higashiya online shop where you can buy their products.

Click here to have a peek at Higashiya tea salon in Ginza.

Address: Higashiya man (ヒガシヤ マン -Aoyama) 3-17-14 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo // Higashiya (ヒガシヤギンザ – Ginza) 2nd floor POLA Ginza, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Unless otherwise noted, images belong to Higashiya

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

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