The Art of Japanese Sweets

wagashi

sakura sweetsThese traditional japanese sweets (called "wagashi") are not only something yummy to eat, but also a piece of art.  There are many seasonal pieces you can only find at certain times, making us appreciate the season more. My favorites are sakura (cherry blossom), which can be found everywhere in spring. They are pretty and so tasty, too!

 Some sweets even resemble gold fish swimming in a jelly, but don't worry---they're not real!