Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections that evolved into an art form in the ancient Imperial capital, Kyoto. The character pronounced ‘wa’ denotes things Japanese, while the characters for ‘gashi’, an alliteration of kashi, have come to mean confections. Wagashi represent the essence of Japanese culture, and continue to be vital force in Japanese life.
One of the greatest fascinations in wagashi is their potential for appealing to much more than just the sense of taste. Wagashi are an invitation to indulge all five senses and to experience a taste of Japan. Inspired by the unique beauty of Japan, we will continue to create new wagashi varieties.
This rather huge selection of Wagashi images is but a mere taste of the creations that are out there. Each one, in my opinion, is a masterpiece. Even if they don’t make my mouth water.