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Bashodo – Traditional Mochi in Osaka

Bashodo Mochi

Originally a shop that only sold mochi, Bashodo is one of the few places you can buy traditional Japanese mochi and Japanese sweets in Osaka! With a history of 147 years, Bashodo is a mochi shop that has been adored by many, for their neko mochi. The name, neko mochi is actually very common in the kansai area; for centuries, the long mochi are called ‘neko mochi’ for their resemblance of a cat’s long, round arm. With 7 different flavors, the mochi uses 100% Shiga mochi rice and there is no added preservatives.

The Ishi-Usu

The kneading process is what makes Bashodo’s mochi so special; they still take on the traditions that have been passed down by generation. Using a tool called a ki-ne (a wooden mallet) they knead the mochi inside a traditional ishi-usu (stone bowl) to mash the rice into a chewy, mochi consistency. From there, the mochi is molded into the cat-arm-like shape.

 

You may purchase these neko mochi at each shop! There are many ways in eating mochi; you simply cut up the long mochi to your desired size and grill it on a mesh grill or cook it in some soup! It’s all up to you!

 

Shop Locations

Shin-Umeda City Shop

(Eat-in area in the Basement of Umeda Sky Building)

1-1-88 Oyodo-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka City

Tel: 06-6440-5928

Access

Tenjin Bashi Shop

3 Chome-1-9 Tenjinbashi Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu

Tel: 06-6358-6513

Access

Tenjin Bashi 5-Chome Shop (Eat-in area)

5 Chome-7-24 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka

Tel: 06-7181-0548
Access

Tenjin Bashi 4-Chome Shop

〒530-0041 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinbashi, 4 Chome−6−19

Tel: 06-6809-6025


Tempozan Shop

〒552-0022   1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka, 2F

Tel: 06-6576-5814

Access

 

For more information, check out their website here (English available)!