Les canelés de saison | “Ananas” et “Noix de Coco”

    As we are already looking forward to the rainy season to be over, many summer festivals will be held throughout Japan from July to September. The yukata is the most popular thing to wear at these festivals. The yukata originated in the yukatabira, a linen garment worn during bathing in the Heian period to prevent getting burned from the steam. With the spread of public bathhouses in the Edo period, yukata came to be worn after bathing and as loungewear, and it was not until the Meiji period that they became common throughout Japan as everyday summer wear. The classic yukata is often seen in white and navy blue. The white yukata is for daytime to keep cool even in mid-summer, and the navy blue yukata is better to wear from evening to night, as the scent of “Ai-zome”, or the indigo dye for the blue color keeps out insects such as mosquitoes. Yukata is an ingenious garment for comfortably spending the hot Japanese summer. It can be special and fun to dress up and go out in one. Our pair of seasonal canelés for this month, “Pineapple“ and “Coconut” are available from today, July 1st. Pineapple canelés have dried pineapples covered by white sweet bean paste inside, dolled up with homemade fresh pineapple jam and the smallest konpeito candy on top. This tropical, summery canelé brings out pineapple’s sweet, sour taste. Coconut canelés are with plentiful roasted coconuts mixed in the apricot dough and sprinkled on top. You can almost hear the ocean waves while tasting the canelés.