小袖餅本舗 Kosode Mochi (Rice Cake)
- The founder: Mr. Kusaburo YAGI
- Started as: Rice cake maker
Kosode mochi (rice cake) is very common among people living in Kumamoto prefecture as well as those who live outside of the prefecture, and it is even said that "when it comes to Uto, Kosode mochi shall not be missed out." Kosode mochi is a bite-size rice cake, and once you chew it, the creamy red bean paste comes out from inside of the sticky, soft rice cake. It looks and tastes like a normal rice cake, but it is also somewhat different. It actually becomes addictive with the intriguing texture and the right degree of sweetness. It is said that this unique confection created by a curiosity of a feudal lord in Edo era.