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BEGIN Japanology-Ume Plums

The flowers of the ume plum are a harbinger of spring. While the winter chill still lingers in Japan, the blossoming of the ume plum is a sign that spring is on the way. 181 more words


Ichigo Daifuku

 Ichigo Daifuku / いちご大福 / Japanese Strawberry Mochi

Ichigo (strawberry) Daifuku is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling… 191 more words


Wagashi: Ryoguchiya-Korekiyo 両口屋是清 with 380 years history

My interests in wagashi was driven by the meeting with Ms. Chiyoko Oshima, Executive Director of Ryoguchiya-Korekiyo (両口屋是清)  back in last Summer when I travelled to South Africa.   622 more words


和菓子 Wagashi: Taste a pleasure of changing seasons

Photo via tumblr Japanese-wagashi

LADURÉE‘s macarons, Pierre Marcolini‘s chocolate, MAGNOLIA BAKERY‘s cupcakes, Garrett’s popcorns, SunnyHills‘s pineapple cakes from Taiwan and… 581 more words


Kamakuragoro Hangetsu Matcha - 鎌倉五郎 半月 抹茶風味

I don’t often get the chance to venture down south of chilly Hokkaido but luckily I have a jet-setting group of acquaintances who are constantly hopping across the sea to Japan’s main island of Honshuu, and usually don’t return empty-handed. 368 more words


Wagashi Wednesday

This week’s featured wagashi is a Matcha Dorayaki, or Maple Leaf Pancake, from Umai-do in Seattle. The outside of this treat is a light, airy cake made of cake flour, eggs, sugar and matcha (which adds a slight greenish tinge to the color) with a soft, slightly spongy texture. 48 more words