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Yatsuhashi nama.jpg
Raw, cinnamon-flavoured yatsuhashi
TypeWagashi (miyagegashi)
Place of originJapan
Region or stateKyoto
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice flour, sugar, cinnamon
Assorted nama yatsuhashi. Flavors, from top to bottom: tofu, cinnamon, sesame.
Assorted nama yatsuhashi. Flavors, from top to bottom: tofu, cinnamon, sesame.

Yatsuhashi (八ツ橋 or 八橋) is a Japanese confection sold mainly as a souvenir snack (miyagegashi). It is one of the best known meibutsu (famous regional products) of Kyoto. It is made from glutinous rice flour (上新粉, jōshinko), sugar, and cinnamon. Baked, it is similar to senbei. The shape of the hard crackers resembles a Japanese harp or koto, or a bamboo stalk cut lengthways.

Raw, unbaked yatsuhashi (Nama yatsuhashi) has a soft, mochi-like texture and is often eaten wrapped around red bean paste (, an). The unbaked yatsuhashi (Nama yatsuhashi) is cut into a square shape after being rolled very thin, and folded in half diagonally to make a triangle shape, with the red bean paste inside. Unbaked yatsuhashi may also come in a variety of different flavours.[1] Popular flavours include cinnamon and matcha. Yatsutashi is also rolled into a rectangular shape and steamed.


  1. ^ "Yatsuhashi". This is Japan. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2018-10-07.