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Panya: A Look Inside Japanese Bakeries

by Shigeki Abe September 29, 2014

Japanese Bakery

There are very few things in this world that are better than the experience of walking into a Japanese bakery:  the smell of freshly baked bread and pastries, the sight of perfectly baked goods, the noise of bakers in the back churning out new batches of bread.  

 

Japan has a rich history and culture of baked goods.  Only France trumps Japan when it comes to the assortment, variety, and freshness of baked goods.  And like French patisserie, the look and design of bakeries vary a great deal.  You can find a traditional mom-and-pop store nestled on a side street, or you can find a very modern minimalist bakery on a popular main street, or you can find a no frills bakery in a train station.

 

What's very different about Japanese bakeries, from the ones you find in the States, is that the bread is laid out for all to see and easily grab.  The bakeries are an inviting full sensory experience. 

 

 

Bakeries in Japan are not just a place to buy bread.  The community forms a tight relationship with their local bakery and the store owner would know everybody in town by name.  No matter which bakery you go to, you can be sure that you'll be treated with amazing bread and friendly service.  

Shigeki Abe
Shigeki Abe

Founder of Snakku; Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki has always traveled and explored the world through food.


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