LA's Oldest Candy Store
In 1903 Fugetsu-Do Confectionery opened its doors and introduced Angelenos to the world of Japanese sweets. They are known for their homemade mochi in a rainbow of colors - the best to be found for miles around. The confectionery has been family run since its beginnings and has weathered tumultuous times such as the Great Depression and World War II. Amazingly, World War II era owners Roy and Kazuko were able to pick up the pieces and rebuild their bakery after they had been imprisoned in a concentration camp in Wyoming. Today the sweet round rice cakes are so much more than a Japanese dessert - they symbolize the struggles and triumphs of an immigrant family that lived through some of the most difficult times in the U.S.