Wooden form for dried sweets
These are wooden form for making Higashi, dried Japanese sweets, made of supreme sugar called Wasanbon.
Most motifs of the sweets are flowers and leaves because we have been enjoying the change of the season and they can express sense of the season very well.
When we eat them, we also enjoy their appearance and appreciate the sense of the season, not to speak of their taste, through the sweets.
By the way, the left in the photo is motifs of chrysanthemum and the right gingko, Ichou(銀杏) in Japanese and both are at their bloom in November.