Wagashi

Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery. The main ingredients of wagashi are  sweet red bean paste, rice flour, agar, and sugar. It is not only pleasant to the eyes but reflects the seasons or represents objects that are believed to bring good luck.

For example, these cakes represent ume blossoms. Ume is a symbol of the beginning of spring and good luck. Red and white are also considered as auspicious colors.

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These jellies represent kingyo or goldfish swimming in fishbowls. Kingyo is a symbol of summer. The appearance of the jellies makes us feel cool.

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