Kinkato, local peculia sweets


Kinkato, local peculia sweets have been made since the mid-Edo period. They are local sweets offering for Hina Dolls in Kanazawa.


How to make Kinkato is as follows. You boil sugar to melt and pour it into a wooden mold, then solidify it in the process of cooling down and color it.


Cherry trees are mainly used to make wooden molds. A craftsman to cave a mold is scarce. So, these days sweetshops in Kanazawa order a mold to wood panel crafsman in Inami, Toyama Prefecture.   


Shapes are a seabream, a shrimp, a cucumber, a bamboo shoot, fruits, flowers of camellia and Japanese apricot, Seven Deities of Good Fortune and so on.