In the olden days of Kyoroku, the founder of haiku, Sokan-hoshi, visited Zen Master Umedani from Kyoto.
He built a hemitage adjointing to Koshouji temple, and named"ichiya an".
He has lived for 26 years in this hermitage,and laid foundation of "Haiku"
The top is the sun while standing ,the bottom is the night, and the overnight stay is the bottom guest.
He was so discreet and self - controlled that I wanted to name this sweet after his hemitage.
We use buckwheat, which Sokan hoshi liked. Please enjoy the simple and mellow Japanese taste with a nice flavor.