It was around the year 1,900 that the first candy store opened in Asahikawa. At the time, the town was bustling and prosperous due to the opening of the railroad and the relocation of the former army. Along with that prosperity came an increase in the demand for souvenirs, leading to the development of a candy culture. These days, with the advent of local specialties like candy made using soy sauce, sweets with regional characteristics have emerged. The reason for this is that farm-fresh produce and dairy products are produced locally, and fresh ingredients are readily available. The secret of delicious sweets is the careful use of high-quality ingredients.