The atmosphere and production process brings to mind the word shokunin, "artisan". Touring the Daimonji workshop and store, you can tell they take pride in their work. To make the candy, sugar syrup is cooked until it reaches a specific temperature. It is then poured out to cool until it is malleable, and the experienced craftsmen begin expertly mixing in the flavor and kneading the candy by hand. It takes years of practice to learn the exact timing and movements necessary to produce quality candy and to be able to tell when mixing is complete just by the texture. After being mixed, the candy is cut and shaped before being wrapped and packed by hand.
Every candy Daimonji makes reflects their attention to detail, and we are so honored to partner with them to create new innovative flavors like Yuzu Sake and Ramune crafted only for Bokksu. If you're ever in Kyoto, stop by their store and you can even try your hand at traditional Japanese candy-making with one of their classes.