This is a simplified version of amanatto. While it is a simple process, it is time consuming because of the sorting phase. This recipe is a result of some trial and error work with a recipe found at the anime blog and some crystallized ginger recipes that I had at hand. The result should be a soft candied bean with a light sugar coating. Hard beans, lumpy sugar coating, broken beans are all signs of rough handling. I've learned that crunchy beans are a sign of poor quality ingredients. The key to this process is gentle handling at every point. Preparation time does not include the time required for soaking or sorting the beans, which is significant.