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This Japanese snack shop has been serving roasted rice cakes to Shinto worshippers for over 1,000 years

Meg Teckman-Fullard,Amelia Kosciulek   

This Japanese snack shop has been serving roasted rice cakes to Shinto worshippers for over 1,000 years
  • Ichimonjiya Wasuke, known as Ichiwa, was founded in the year 1001 to serve the Shinto priests at the adjacent Imamiya Shrine in Kyoto, Japan.
  • The only item on the menu is aburi-mochi, roasted rice cakes on skewers that are dipped in sweet miso sauce.
  • Worshippers pray for good health at the shrine and then eat the aburi-mochi as an unofficial part of the ritual.

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