Tontoko candy is a hard candy made by mixing soybeans, pepper, ginger, etc., reduced in length and cut into pieces about 2 cm long. It is said that it is effective for phlegm-cutting and coughing, and many candy shops line the eaves on Nakamise-dori of Kawasaki Daishi. At that time, candy was popular as a souvenir staple because of its long life, and gradually became a souvenir of Daishi Kawasaki. At the storefront, the rhythmical sound of the candy chopping sound has attracted the attention of worshipers. Also, Daishi Kawasaki is famous for repelling evil, but "cutting candy" is sometimes referred to as "cutting evil", and is now widely known as "puttomugi".
Author : osamu yamazaki