These are Inari Senbei, the handmade crackers still made in the same shape and from the same winning recipe from 80 years ago.
The founder of this shop moved here from Gifu prefecture more than 80 years ago in order to make miso senbei crackers using the high quality white miso of Kyoto. The ingredients he chose were white miso, flour, premium white sugar and white sesame. At first, he just made crackers from these ingredients, but then he started to wonder if he could make something interesting as a souvenir. That's how he came up with "Kitsune (Fox) senbei crackers" in the shape of a fox. Even now, we toast the crackers one by one, using the iron mold. On a busy day, we make 1,000 crackers.
Dare to select one of our Suzu bell crackers with an omikuji fortune inside.
The crackers are soft when they are freshly toasted, but as they get colder, they become harder and crispy. The omikuji fortune paper is inserted into the "Suzu (bell) senbei" while it is still soft. That is why you have to eat it to get the paper out to read. If you have a bite, you will enjoy the sesame flavor and faint sweetness. Please take our crackers home as a souvenior from your visit to the Shrine.