the previous owner of Japanese-style sweets shop "Kawato"
Totaro Kawaguchi, who is the owner of a Japanese-style sweets shop famous for its dry sweets, never forgets his father said so. "Only people who know how much effort it required should buy it," he stubbornly persisted. Totaro has the same temperament as his father, but sometimes tells shoppers that if a rice-flour dumpling mixed mugwort becomes hard, you should bake it, which is good. He dislikes price competition and devotes to work with a sheer desire to make good sweets. From "I Want To Eat As Many Times As Possible. A Book Of Sweet Bean Paste." written by a freelance editor, Sanmi Kan.
June 8, 2017
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun