Japanese Sweets

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Wagashi

Wagashi

Wagashi generally refers to traditional Japanese confections. However, having been influenced by foreign power, Japan has many different kinds of sweets not limited to the traditional Japanese wagashi. Most wagashi use mochi (Japanese rice cake) or anko (sweet red bean paste) but tend not to be overwhelmingly sweet. Aesthetic appearance is also a key factor in creating wagashi. The confections not only taste great but also appeal to the eye. The colors, shapes, and designs usually evoke a specific season, often representing an element of nature.

Sweet Bean Jelly

Sweet Bean Jelly

Sweet red bean paste dessert in jelly form

Taiyaki

Taiyaki

Japanese fish-shaped cake filled with sweet red bean paste

Rice Crackers

Rice Crackers

Japanese Snacks Senbei made from glutinous rice and are grilled or baked

Kakigori (Shaved Ice)

Kakigori (Shaved Ice)

Japanese shaved ice served with syrup

Hato Sabure

Hato Sabure

Popular Dove-Shaped Cookies in Kamakura

Karukan

Karukan

White manju with spongy texture filled with red bean paste

Hell Steamed Pudding

Hell Steamed Pudding

Pudding steamed with hot spring steam of the hells

Momiji Manju

Momiji Manju

Maple leaf shaped manju with red bean paste filling

Mizu Manju

Mizu Manju

Japanese confectionery made from kuzu starch and red bean paste

Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana

Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo

Crepe

Crepe

Popular snacks in Japan, especially among younger teens in Harajuku

Kaki no tane

Kaki no tane

Popular Rice Cracker Snack of Japan

Melonpan

Melonpan

Melon Bread - Popular Japanese Bread

Dango

Dango

Similar to Mochi, Favorite snack in Japan - Mitarashi, Anko

Castella

Castella

Japanese sponge cake with a sweet nice aroma and taste

Shingen-mochi

Shingen-mochi

Mochi snack of Yamanashi served with kuromitsu and kinako

Uiro

Uiro

Japanese steamed cake having a chewy texture and subtly sweet taste

Pancake Art

Pancake Art

Any character come to life with pancake dough!

Mitarashi Dango

Mitarashi Dango

Grilled Dango topped with a sweet, soy sauce glaze

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