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The name is thought to either derive from the shape, resembling a koto in memory of Yatsuhashi Kengyō, an early-Edo period musician who started the modern tradition of koto music; or from the location where it was first prepared, which was close to Mikawa-no-kuni Yatsuhashi, an area in modern-day Chiba Prefecture.


八橋 (hiragana やつはし, romaji yatsuhashi)

  1. a Japanese confectionery which is a famous regional food of Kyoto