Oct.31 was Halloween’s day. Did you get many confections? Today, I introduce Japanese confectionery, that’s called “Wagashi”. I really love it. I think we can see many Japanese spirit, creativity, delicacy and Japanese beauty for example, in it. It’s different from sweets like candies or cookies which we have in daily life. Usually, Wagashi is more expensive than them. Also, Wagashi is closely related to the four seasons. In spring, there are lots of Wagashi shaped cherry blossoms or other flowers. In autumn, there are Wagashi shaped autumn leaves or full moon. Therefore, most of it created in particular seasons.
This is my favorite Wagashi of the summer.
It is sometimes said ”Wagashi is the art and it touches the five senses. ” And it’s true. We enjoy it by seeing its appearance, listening its name, smelling and eating it, of course. Feeling from touch and biting is good senses, too. Some of Wagashi is created by hands respectively.
Wagashi is lovely Japanese food art:)
We can see how they are created by watching following video.
I hope you’ll be able to enjoy it!