With lofty ceilings, ikebana displays, gold screen backdrop and washi paper-lights, the interior of Seitsudo feels refined and traditional. It’s fitting decor for the Ginza location, which has been frequented by locals for over 100 years. A long glass counter runs almost the length of the shop, filled with different types of seasonally flavoured wagashi. The specialty of the store is its original type of wagashi, called otoshibumi, which has a texture between a steamed bun and a cookie – soft, but a bit crumbly. The centre is egg yolk-scented bean paste, wrapped in a shell of sweetened bean paste and steamed. These pair as delightfully with coffee as they do traditional Japanese green tea.