"KAME" means turtles in English. You maybe remember a cartoon "Ninja Turtle". That's "Ninja KAME" ! (・・;)
KAME has been an auspicious animal in Japan. It's said that "Cranes live for 1,000 years and turtles live for 10,000 years".
So KAME is a symbol of long life.
Now what's "DORA" ?
"DORA" is a kind of gong bell. It's made of flour and tastes a little sweet like pancakes.
So afetr all, "KAMEDORA" is "Turtle Gong" ! ヽ(^o^)丿
Have you ever heard "DORAYAKI" ? It's one of popular Japanese sweets - WAGASHI. DORAEMON loves DORAYAKI !
KAMEDORA is one of variation of DORAYAKI.
You see in the photo there is something between "Gongs" ..... That's "ANKO" - sweet red bean paste.
We have two different types of ANKO.
"TSUBUAN" - coarse sweet red bean paste (with husk of red beans)
"KOSHIAN" - fine-grained sweet red bean paste (without husk of red beans)
"ANKO" in the photo is "TSUBUAN".
You can't go through Japanese sweets without "ANKO".
Why don' you try "KAMEDORA" , unaffected WAGASHI, in Koedo Kawagoe ? (^_-)-☆
Only at this shop in the map below you can get KAMEDORA !