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Wagashi shop on the lake: Tachibana

When I write about traditional culture here in Matsue, I try to show some amount of nuanced appreciation for the aesthetics and history involved.

Sometimes, however, I just need to be a squealing fangirl for pretty things. 849 more words

Local Anecdotes

Kyoto store makes embroidered badges, tests our knowledge of traditional Japanese sweets

How well do you know your wagashi (Japanese sweets)? If you’re struggling to put a name to any of the traditional delectables pictured above, there’s a store in… 587 more words


Sweet, Sweet Japanese Souvenirs

Japanese Must Have Souvenirs
We have several visitors coming throughout our last year in Japan so I thought it’d be fun to do a list of souvenirs that I consider must haves! 904 more words

Experience: Wagashi Class at Buddha Bellies (Tokyo)

I have long had a fascination with wagashi, Japan’s traditional confectionary, though it took me several years to actually get the acquired taste for them. 590 more words

Japan Travel Planner

Wagashi: Goods shop US

With miss Wagashi, I’ve designed All over print shirts, pillows, etc., and also leggings! This time it’s on my Goods shop US


Tai-Yaki & Half-Moon-Yaki            (たい焼き&半月焼き)

So my fist post after ‘How to Make Tsubu-An’ is ‘Tai-Yaki’. It is one of the most popular street foods in Japan. The name ‘Tai’ means ‘Sea Bream’ and ‘Yaki’ means ‘something baked or grilled’ in Japanese. 467 more words


SFO: Minamoto Kitchoan and Onigilly

Recently, while in San Francisco, I came across the J-POP Summit Festival on Sunday, August 9, in the Union Square. Several vendors were selling Japanese or Japanese-inspired foods including Minamoto Kitchoan and Onigilly. 288 more words