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Anpan (あんパン) is a Japanese sweet bread filled with red bean paste. Anpan can also be prepared with other fillings, including white beans, green beans, sesame and chestnut.

Anpan is considered as an Japanese original bread. It is a mixture of bread and "あん" a Japanese traditional sweet made from beans. Anpan appeared for the first time at a bakery in Ginza, Tokyo in 1874.[1] The emperor also tried it in 1875. This news about the emperor spread quickly throughout Japan, and it became popular among Japanese people.[2]

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  1. "あんパンはいつ頃できたか。". 1874(明治6)年、木村安兵衛が銀座の店で売り出したのがはじまり。.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. "グルメ:あんパンはなぜ売れ続ける? 意外と知らない「ロングセラー菓子パン」のトリビア(GetNavi web)". 毎日新聞 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-08-05.