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. The emperor also tried it in 1875. This news about the emperor spread quickly throughout Japan, and it became popular among Japanese people.
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- "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)
- "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.