Souvenirs from Shinshu/信州のお土産

Japanese Food

I got these souvenirs from my father, who went to Shinshu, his native place, to attend a reunion.

Left to right: Onsen (hot spring) manju, kurumi (walnut) yokan, and kurumi soba
左から右: 温泉まんじゅう、くるみ羊羹(ようかん)、くるみそば

Onsen manju:

You can find this type of manju in any onsen spot. One of my favorite types of manju.

Kurumi soba:

Shiro an (white bean paste) wrapped in soba dough, topped with walnuts, and dusted with powder sugar.

Kurumi yokan:

Note: Shinshu is another name for Nagano, but the people of Shinshu prefer the name Shinshu. For them, Nagano sounds like Nagano city, the capital of Nagano prefecture.
注: 信州とは長野の別名ですが、信州人は信州という名前のほうが好きです。信州人には、「長野」とは、長野県の県庁所在地、長野市のように聞こえます。

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