These sweet snacks call “Kinoko no Yama (きのこの山)” or “Takenoko no Sato (たけのこの里)”.
“Kinoko” means mushrooms. “Yama” means mountains.
“Takenoko” means bamboo shoots, and “Sato” means village.
It is a one of the long-selling sweets that has been loved by Japanese people for about 40 years.
Today, I introduce Kinoko no yama and Takenoko no sato.
What are they?
These sweets divide the Japanese people into two sections like USA vs. USSR once. So their funs are like cats and dogs…
Kinoko no yama (きのこの山)
“Kinoko no Yama” has a chocolate umbrella and a crunchy stalks.
I’m a mushroom person. Tokyoites (Edokko) and Chiba residents (Cheeba-kun) are predominantly in the mushroom sect.
Takenoko no sato (たけのこの里)
On the other hand, Takenoko no Sato is made of chocolate and the base is made of crispy cookies.
The cookie ground of bamboo looks soggy for me.
If you say “I love both!”, you’ll be treated as a bat in Aesop’s Fables. The Korean government should be careful.(…not people, just government.)
So, This battle is called “Battle Without Honor” among Japanese. Because it has not been settled for 40 years.
Moreover we tried to win at any cost…Of course, this battle is joke though.
There is general election too
Every year in Japan, there is a general election for “Kinoko no Yama” vs. “Takenoko no Sato”.
The turnout by young people in this election is higher than that for politicians…it’s a joke, but that’s the way they are loved by the Japanese people.
Almost all year, Takenoko wins…but, edokko like me loves Kinoko! Kinoko! Kinoko!
Where can I get one?
After all, Japanese are happy people because we can afford to do such a silly thing even under Covid-19.
Which sweet do you like?