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Taneya, literally “seed house,” has history. Its first confectionery dates back to the Meiji Era in 1872, when the company was founded in Omihachiman, Shiga Prefecture. Much of the rice that goes into making their famous mochi, or sticky rice cakes, comes from the rice fields around Omihachiman.

However, you don’t have to go that far to try Taneya’s mochi, or indeed any of their other dainty Japanese sweets, as they have shops and cafes scattered across Japan.

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