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Thursday, 02 May 2024



everything looked fresh & delicious!


Thank you for the reminder to make a visit soon!


The new owner told me that the Takedas would visit once a week for the first year they purchased the business, then it slowed down to every two or three weeks...assuring the quality remained, kat. The tea cakes here are indeed fresh and properly made.

You will still like everything here, Sandy. The tradition continues.


I first visited Hogetsu about 18 years ago and found it so unique and amazing. Hopefully the new owners can do it justice!


The Takedas have been instrumental in assuring their knowledge is passed on, Stephanie. I have friends (who've lived in Japan) tell me that the quality from here is the best they've ever had. We are fortunate to have such old fashioned quality so close.

K McCandless

The quality is not the same as mom and dad Takeda.. the mochi was sweet , tasty and larger.. now it has a powdery taste and well it’s missing the love and pride put into all the tea cakes made by them.. I grew up with my mother purchasing tea cakes from them and we all became good friends.. No, I wish the new owners well but it will never taste nor be the same.. somewhat disappointed as my family and I purchase mochi cakes to bring home to Tucson so we could enjoy pleasant memories.. perhaps in time the new owners will perfect the mochi


I'm sorry you were disappointed, K; so much is not the same as when we were growing up. I think the quality is still better than any prepackaged mochi available and that it is so important to refrigerate if you aren't going to consume the mochi on the same day. It's good that someone was willing to continue the tradition of mochi processing and I do want to encourage the new (young) owners.

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