Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wagashi, a Japanese sweet

Wagashi, a Japanese sweet, Kyoto, Japan
Wagashi, a Japanese sweet, Kyoto, Japan
These bigger ones are called Rakugan, dried sweets and made of powered rice and sugar, are about the size of the thumbnail. The smaller ones with star shape are called Kompeito, made of sugar.

Such traditional Japanese sweets, Wagashi, are different in motif up to the season. Now it is summer. The star-shaped sweets are the combination of purple and light blue, and white and express the flowing water and feel refreshingly cool. In the water, made of sugar sweets, goldfish are swimming, fresh leaves are floating and morning glories are flowering. They, goldfish, fresh leaves and morning glory, reminds us of the pleasant and sweet side of summer.

In this way, we enjoy such traditional sweets with our eyes and mouths.


At 7/26/2007 12:47 AM, Blogger Waldo Oiseau said...

It's always interesting to learn about treats, snacks, etc!

At 7/27/2007 1:35 AM, Blogger travelphilippines said...

awww thats yummy.. and colorful.


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