wagashi

Supermarket souvenirs! You can buy a bunch of presents in Kyoto while ignoring tourist shops

It turns out there’s a whole range of classic Kyoto goodies available on a typical store shelf!

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Japanese company sets world record for largest karinto baked sweet and yes, it looks like this

A great way to celebrate World Karinto Day, but netizens immediately mistook it for something else.

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Fruit daifuku – A Japanese mochi dessert that’s simple to make and awesome to experiment with

Today in the SoraKitchen we’re mixing nature’s candy with Japanese sweets.

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Japanese netizen goes ham for hanami with supersized dango and we live for it【Photos】

Some dango are built different, and some are built to destroy our jaws. 

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Mr. Sato eats a Japanese sweet potato brulée so good that it just about knocks his socks off

Mr. Sato says you have to try this…and everything else at wagashi café Tsumugi!

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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We tried making traditional Japanese sweets at home then had some fun with the leftovers

A long-established Kyoto confectionery shop is selling these do-it-yourself kits with simple video instructions.

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We became Japanese sweet chefs for a day with Popin Cooking’s DIY wagashi set

We made an entire Japanese sweets spread on our own with just one kit!

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Enjoy confectionery the Super Saiyan way with these new Super Dragon Ball sweets

Turns out you don’t have to look very far to collect all seven dragon balls – just go to your local Family Mart.

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Take bites of the Milky Way and summer with traditional, Tanabata-inspired Japanese sweets【Pics】

We don’t wish upon a star in this house — we eat them instead.

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New limited-edition 3-D printed Japanese sweets designed with weather data now available in Tokyo

This is a one-of-a-kind sweet that you’ll never be able to get anywhere else, for a limited time only!

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Historical katana dessert knives turn your sweet snacks into a delicious duel【Photos】

One of Japan’s best katana-collection museums recreates its swords in miniature form for you to cut up your desserts with.

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Edible fireworks? Japanese confectioner creates incredible sweets out of super-soft mochi【Photos】

Signs of the seasons, from rainbows to cherry blossoms, have never looked as good, or tasty, as these breathtaking nerikiri desserts.

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Enjoy beautiful Japanese snacks and tea at Saryo Fukucha in Kyoto

Japanese sweets and teas every bit as elegant and colorful as Kyoto itself.
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Too-cute-to-eat Mickey and Minnie Japanese confections melt our heart!

Mickey and Minnie have been turned into sweet Japanese confections this winter, and one thing’s for sure: they’re way too adorable!

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Make your very own Japanese Raindrop Cake 【Video】

Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is once again on our doorstep and now with this “how to” video you can make your very own Raindrop Cake to celebrate!

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One Piece anime character now appears as Japanese wagashi tea ceremony sweet

Centuries of Japanese tradition welcomes a contemporary anime character to its ranks.

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It’s double the sweetness as Meg tries sweet-bean tea ceremony treats shaped like Doraemon

After hearing that traditional Japanese sweets now come in the shape of lovable robot cat Doraemon, our food-loving writer Meg just had to give them a try!

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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 Kyoto that can help.

By creating decorative embroidered versions of some of Japan’s most popular confections, Kyoto-based Kyototo is giving us an education in the names and background of the hand-crafted treats that are often seasonal but always delicious. Come with us as we take a look at twelve of the most beautiful wagashi you can find in Japan.

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