An - sweet red bean paste
Pan - bread, buns, rolls
Ampan is quite popular buns in Japan.
Ampan in the photo above look so delicious, don't they ?
I baked them ! (*^^)v Ahaha
Kimuraya which made Ampan first early in Meiji Period (1874) gave their Ampan to the Meiji Emperor as a gift on April 4th.
So now April 4th is called "Ampan Day", but it's not a holiday. (^.^)
You'll find Ampan anywhere like supermarkets, covenience stores, kiosk and so on.
We also have jam buns, custard cream buns, chocolate buns ...
Try some ! (^_-)-☆