In the Higashiyama area of Kyoto City stands a candy shop which boasts a unique regular customer, the specter of a woman who comes for their candy. The legend began in 1599 and has been handed down from generation to generation to the present day. The shop, now called Minatoya Ghost Child Care Candy Main Office, only sells its legendary Ghost Child Care Candy…
The Legend of Ghost Child Care Candy
A long time ago there was a woman who visited this candy store every night to buy candy. “It’s for my child,” she would tell them. On one particularly quiet night, after buying the candy, the woman’s wooden footsteps could be heard on the stone path outside. Then, suddenly, the footsteps stopped just outside a nearby cemetery.
When the shopkeeper went to check it out, a baby’s cry could be heard coming from the grave of a woman who died while pregnant. After digging up the grave, a living baby was found inside. It would seem that the ghost woman was the child’s mother who fought against death to feed him.
Hanging in the store is a sign that reads, “This story has been passed down from generation to generation as a symbol of how a mother’s love never ends, even after death.”
shop name: Minato-ya Yurei Kosodate-ame Honpo
product name: Yurei Kosodate Ame