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
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
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