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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[disambiguation needed].

Anpan is thought to be 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。.{{cite web}}: 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.