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Fukuyadou Honpo  
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Description
From Wingtip Cafe:

Hina, Arare, and Hana are the three sisters of Kyoto’s oldest confectionery shop, Fukuya. Although they each have different personalities, they all take pride in their shop. Fukuyadou-honpo will bring you a taste of the ancient capital, Kyoto, with a shrewd mother, sharp-tongued grandpa, and a host of other characters who bring life to the great city.

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Manga

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Associated Names
福家堂本舗
สามสาวฟุคุยะ
후쿠야당 딸들
Fukuya Douhonpo
Hall Honpo Fuke
The Fukuyadou Family Shop

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.50 (end) by Wingtip Cafe (1313d ago)
v.11 c.49 by Wingtip Cafe (1320d ago)
v.11 c.48 by Wingtip Cafe (1335d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (179 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 13th 2013, 8:30am PST

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Year
1995

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bouquet (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #871 increased(+258)
Monthly Pos #1895 increased(+102)
3 Month Pos #2626 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #2315 increased(+213)

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On 400 wish lists
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How drama series should be   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Stickerhappy04
May 26th, 2014, 3:54am
I am a big fan of josei mangas so I immediately started reading Fukuyadou Honpo despite others' warning that it is oddly illustrated. I expect that the story in josei titles matter more than the art so I ignored the unrefined art in the first few chapters. After reading the first volume, I decided to finish the whole 50 chapters in one day. All three women are relatable from their good points to their flaws. There really were moments when I would hate each of them for their bad decisions and then later love them for how they redeemed themselves from their mistakes. The rollercoaster of feelings made me realize how human this piece of work is. Even the cultural references about Kyoto feel real. It's like I'm a spectator from a true Kyoto neighborhood where three lovely sisters of a famous shop is located. I loved the eldest daughter's parts mainly because of the psychological battles she's fought. The middle daughter, on the other hand, resembled the stadard shoujo heroine stereotype who is headstrong and determined. The youngest daughter is the narrator over the long time periods. She seems to be the glue that keeps the family together - a mix of her first oneechan's refined character and her second oneechan's strong heart.If this was adapted into a drama series, I'm sure it would be a hit.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2014, 4:02am
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Surprisingly Enjoyable Story!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by mangafan007
October 27th, 2013, 11:14am
I've put off reading this for a long time since it didn't seem that interesting but was I wrong! It's a well-done coming-of-age story of three sisters (mid 20's, early 20's, and teenager) and their individual relationships with their mother, their respective role(s) in the family and each other, and their love lives. All of this is told via a deeper look into the art & business of wagashi, the family business, against the history and culture of Kyoto. While none of this is screamed out to me as "read this" and the art is a bit dated & clunky, the characters and the story make you interested. Yes, the epilogue is weak & rather disappointing. All of that said, if you're ok with a quietly written story (slice of life) without melodrama, lots of love triangles & over-the-top emotions & flashy tricks, give Fukuyadou Honpo a try and find yourself pleasantly surprised!

... Last updated on October 27th, 2013, 11:16am
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The best series ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
November 17th, 2012, 8:50pm
I loved it. Story, art (which is actually pretty endearing), characters.

I was holding off reading this series for a while because I thought it'd be boring but was I wrong. This manga is completely unique, in terms of characters and plot. The choices and situations the characters face are real and there is never a miracle or a knight in shining armor to save anyone. It's also a beautiful glimpse into the ancient culture in Kyoto and wagashi/Japanese sweets (the scanlators include a different sweet at the end of each chapter).

It's a very refreshing story and, like another reviewer said, it never leaves a bad taste in your mouth. You'll always be on edge for the next chapter. Don't let the art turn you away from a great story.

(The 8.6 rating here is a tragedy. This is at least a 9.3, if not more)!

... Last updated on November 17th, 2012, 8:54pm
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I CAN'T BELIEVE IT...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jackalan
July 3rd, 2012, 8:45am
I felt so disappointed and I can't find a way to express that disappointment enough.

It, by far, is one of the best shoujo I've read. Sure, the art is not that great but as long as it provides the emotional rides to the readers then it is fine at its best, even unique I dare say. It may seem as a "typical" romance storyline from the author, yet it is not. I can't describe how different it is compare to countless titles that copy each others out there. I just like it cause it gets the most emotion out of myself.

And yes, I am disappointed because before, the rating was 9.1 or more. Now it's down to 8.5. What's more is that it's a 7 something over MyAnimeList. Now I hate that list! Damn! Why? Don't look down on the art! My art teacher once told me: you now look at a beautiful picture, what do you see? Nothing but hey it's really beautiful. But if art can send a message without being beautiful, it worths millions.

Man...

... Last updated on July 5th, 2012, 1:16pm
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Great!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by polarpotterbear
May 21st, 2012, 12:36pm
I had a blast reading this series! I related to every single character and loved reading about their stories. I have 3 older sisters, each with a different personality so I loved the 3 sisters (and even the in-laws!). Kenji was probably my favorite character all-in-all lol

My only problem was the epilogue. NOT that it ended horribly, but I had 3 things that really bugged me.
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1) What the hell happened to their hair? Hana and Arare had really nice hair throughout the series and all of a sudden they decided to chop their hair to ugly haircuts!? It's a style thing I guess... 2) I didn't like how the Hina and Arare treated their children that way. You would think that going through all these emotions and drama that they'd remember NOT to treat their children that way. But Hana does make a good pt that parents forget what it was like when they were children. 3) I'm so over the owner of Fukuya falling in love with a wagashi chef. Komako and the dad. Arare and Kenji. But then AGAIN with Fubuki and Hikoichi?


But it was definitely a great read smile
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Loved it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ache
November 4th, 2011, 9:25am
Gorgeously told, where the somewhat substandard art gets completely eclipsed by the sheer humanity of the characters. You get attached to all of them, even tanuki-san Hinoyama, and fall absolutely in love with the whole Fukuyoshi brood, in-laws and all. One of the few mangas that had me absolutely in knots with its scenes; heart-wrenching, moving. There is something sweet and simple about this manga that makes it light yet poignant. Three different forms of love showcased in its three different sisters. A truly wonderful story, although I felt the end was a bit of a let-down in comparison to the rest of this flawless tale.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2011, 9:25am
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Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sagiri_chan
September 18th, 2011, 3:30am
My friend recommended this series and I was kinda hesitant to read this. I thought it started in 1995 so the art is never good. But the art turned out to be okay, the kimonos are so beautiful and Ken-chan is so handsome :x
The story is really good, much much better than what I expected. It made my eyes wet at so many parts but never to the point that I could cry, cause after some bad thing happens, everything is solved, and I'm so happy that couldn't cry. I really love the romance in this series, especially the couple Arare and Kenji. I can see somewhere in Arare the picture of me: a straight-forward, hot-tempered, fun-loving girl who wants to be loved smile

... Last updated on July 8th, 2012, 8:09am
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Surprising   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Egg Tart
August 20th, 2011, 9:32pm
I'm surprised this doesn't have a higher rating.

The art isn't great, though honestly the only big problem I had with it was the way the eyes were drawn. But besides the art everything else was really good. The plot was interesting and the character development was great. I loved the focus on each individual character, though I found myself more interested in Arare than the other two sisters.

The scanlators addition of pictures of traditional Japanese confections was fun and informative too. But I'm a little sad most of them included bean paste, since I don't really like it.
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Enjoyable.   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Chocoroll
September 4th, 2010, 12:30am
I've been reading this from the beginning and despite the scrappy art (which can be accustomed to after some time), I actually really like this one. Something about this manga makes it incredibly enjoyable; I don't know whether it's the thought of sweets and wagashi, or the realism. The story and plot is very charming and well-flowed, giving a vibe that separates and differentiates this from other josei.

On a personal input, out of the three sisters I've come to favour Arare a lot for her tremendous character development compared to her sisters. The other two sisters, Hina and Hana, come across weaker to me even when their stories came to light.

Also praise for the scanlators for keeping an amazing pace on releasing this manga frequently.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2010, 12:32am
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one of the best out there   
Rating: N/A
by kwakers
June 20th, 2010, 9:09pm
The summary and the cover does not do this manga justice. I think manga these days are improving in art definitely, but the quality of story is declining. Fukuyadou Honpo is refreshing and unique. It brings something new to the table. This manga is definitely one worth reading. The characters are so well developed, and the plot is impeccable. I am so grateful that this series is being scanlated. Stick with the art for a bit. I, for one, was okay with it, but there seems to be people that don't appreciate it as much. Once you get past it, you will be so thankful that you stuck with the series. READ IT!
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