Kimuraya Sohonten (Japanese: 木村屋總本店) is a bakery which was first established in 1869 as Bun'eidō (文英堂) by a former samurai, Yasubei Kimura. It was then renamed Kimuraya in 1870. Kimura invented the anpan sweet bun in 1874 and this became popular with the Emperor and so sold well.[1]

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  1. ^ Kazuo Usui (2014), Marketing and Consumption in Modern Japan, Routledge, p. 26, ISBN 9781134350742