Gion maicoto

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Maisendo is an established maker of Kyoto-style Japanese fans, preserving traditional production methods while developing innovative modern interpretations of folding fans.

Located in Kyoto’s Gion district, MAIKOTO, operated by Maisendo, specializes in original cookies and jams with a “happiness” theme. Available only in Kyoto, original offerings include auspicious daruma-shaped cookies, confections decorated with charming Maiko faces, and other tempting sweets, including a range of jams made from selected local ingredients. Displays feature packaging that echoes the form of the cookies, creating a whimsical oasis in the heart of Gion. Friends and family will delight at the tales that accompany these souvenirs, evoking the inimitable spirit of Kyoto.

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