Okoshi is a popular Japanese snack, made by roasting steamed rice, mixing them with other ingredients such as peanuts and sesame seeds, and forming and coating them with sugar and starch syrup.
It’s said that street vendors near the Kaminari Gate in Asakusa in the mid Edo period started selling okoshi. Today Kagurazaka okoshi has gained prominence as a local favorite and popular Kagurazaka souvenirs.
Kagurazaka is an increasingly popular shopping and gourmet districts in Tokyo. Read more about Kagurazaka here.