When people talk about sweets in Tsuwano, this is what they mean!
Genji-maki is a famous sweet that is a hallmark of the Tsuwano region. Wheat flour is mixed with eggs and sugar and spread out thinly, and the outer layer is then cooked until it is golden brown. It is then filled with fine-grained sweet bean paste and rolled up to create a flat, rolled cake that is 1.5 cm thick. Genji-maki has a long history, having been made from the latter half of the 19th century. Legend has it that it was named “Genji-maki” after a poem that appears in The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari).
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