2014年11月3日月曜日

05.Japanese confectionery~Wagashi~

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!

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References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagashi


11 件のコメント:

  1. The wagashi has adorable appearance, riot of colors and shape. It is a pity that I've not tried wagashi before. I am looking forward to having great experience to taste them one day since "mamedaifuku" and "minazuki" impress me a lot, especially for their red bean stuffing (→ܫ←) By the way, what's the name of your favorite wagashi, looking like fish one.

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    2. Thank you for commenting. My favorite wagashi is called "natsu ayu".It represents "ayu", which is fish of the beginning of the summer. I hope you try it tooXD

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  2. Wow~~~it looks really delicious ~~~
    and I have eat wagashi before in the Japan~~
    it's so cute and has a profound taste~~~
    the picture is really good!!!!

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    1. Thank you for commenting:) When you go to Japan, try it again!!

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  3. It can't be more cute~~~o(≧v≦)o~~~
    If I buy one WAGASHI like these, I guess I will never eat it~
    It's really an art that can make people who eat it quite pleased~~~

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    1. Thank you for commentingXD
      haha, wagashi is not only beautiful but so delicious!! I hope you try to eat!

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  4. I have a glass of connpeitou in my dorm. :)

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    1. Really??XD Though it is very sweet, It's good to you to eat it when you get tired:) Thank you for commenting.

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  5. Japanese wagashi seems to be very sweet, that's not a good news for my cavity.

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    1. Yeah~It's true. But, not all is very sweet, also there are lots of wagashi that's good for health:) Thank you for commenting.

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