Other Than the Memorial Hall, Fukushima Has Many More Places and Sweets Related to Yūji Koseki ♪
Harmony Spreads in a Mouth ♪ With a Respect for the Great Composer
Fukushima & Local Confectionery Shop
Fuku Fuku Wa Honpo
63 years old confectionery shop located along Route 4. Their concept is “to make a confectionery that moves people”. There are various sweet products including non-Japanese ones as well as traditional Japanese confectioneries. One of their specialty is a cream puff, “Fuku Fuku Chou”. It is popular by word of mouth.
Inside the house, there is an eating space, and coffees are available for free. Great place to take a break ♪
▲Melody of Hammond (Left)
1620 JPY (tax included) for a 10 pack
“Melody of Hammond” is an eclectic confectionery that has an accent of raisins and bean jam inside. Its name is derived from the Hammond organ Koseki often used. It tastes excellent with a moist crumble texture and rum flavor. Great for adults.
▲福島夜曲 Serenade (Right)
810 JPY (tax included) for a 4 pack
“福島夜曲 (Serenade) ” is a galette-like pastry that has syruped apples inside. Its name came after Koseki’s song, “福島夜曲（Serenade）: Fukushima Yakyoku [Fukushima’s Serenade]”. Very fragrant and the texture is soft. Perfect for a gift.
The company’s president, Mr. Sakuma went to Fukushima Commercial High School, which is the same school Mr. Koseki had gone to.
The shop has a special section to introduce Yūji Koseki. They also say they are planning to produce the 3rd product related to Koseki.
Report cooperation by Fukushima & Local Confectionery Shop Fuku Fuku Wa Honpo
Address: 4-18, Matsunami-cho, Fukushima City
Open Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm
Closed Days: Tuesdays
Map from Report↓
Enjoy Great Music at the Gateway of Fukushima Station
Yūji Koseki’s 100th Birthday Anniversary Monument
Location: East Exit of JR Fukushima
At a famous meeting point of JR Fukushima Station, there is a monument sculpture of Yūji Koseki playing the piano. His smiling face is nice and stunning ♪
One of his famous songs is played every hour as a time signal. There is a bench, so you can sit and get relaxed listening to it.
Koseki’s Melodies at Wall Street of Fukushima ♪
Yūji Koseki Birthplace Monument
Location: Ōmachi, Fukushima City
Grand piano shaped Yūji Koseki Birthplace Monument is located at Renga Dori [brick street] of Ōmachi, Fukushima City. In May of Heisei 10 (1998), when Renga Dori was built, this monument was set at his birthplace, in front of the site where “Kitasan Gofuku-ten [kimono shop]” used to be (SMBC Nikko Securities Fukushima Branch is standing now). His famous songs, “Sakuranbo Taisho [cherry chief]”, “Tongari Bōshi [pointy hat]”, “Abukuma no Uta [Abukuma’s song]” are played at 9am, noon, and 3pm.
Today, Renga Dori where tram trains (Keiben Railway) used to run has financial organizations, security companies, and life insurance corporations. It gives us an impression of Wall Street.
Map from Report↓