fugestu-do. oldest sweets shop in LA’s little tokyo.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

Fugestu-do is family owned and operated since 1903. It is one of the few businesses in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo to survive Japanese-American Internment during WWII.

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Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

The counter at Fugestu-do sells a variety of Japanese confections.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

Fugesto-do’s specialties are Japanese wagashi including the mochi pictured here.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

Owner Brian Ktio pulls a fresh batch of manju out of the oven.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop Owner Brian Ktio works on a fresh batch of manju.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

Traditional wooden rice cookers.

Fugetsu-do Japanese Sweat Shop

Modern mochi mixers.

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