Tag: wagashi

Uncovering Matsue’s Tea Culture: From Fumai-ryu to Wagashi Delights

While Shimane Prefecture is not recognized as a place for matcha production, Matsue has remarkably emerged as one of Japan’s leading “Tea Cities” due to the community’s profound love and pride in their tea culture. Traditional tea ceremonies grace every corner of Matsue, complemented by numerous wagashi shops and stores specializing in ceramics….

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Celebrate the Japanese New Year with wagashi

Boxes of wagashi are something you can find everywhere in Japan around New Year day, in addition to kagami mochi. What are wagashi? The term wagashi is used for practically any Japanese sweet. Mochi, for example, also fall into the category. Despite having a history of more than two thousand years, the wagashi…

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