日本での一年間

January 28, 2011

Christmas Themed Japanese Sweets

Filed under: Desserts, Events, Food — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:14 am

Sorry for these obviously belated Christmas related posts. In my last post, I mentioned that I detest Japanese Christmas cake because it has strawberries. But there are also Christmas treats here that I am a fan of. I love Japanse traditional sweets, wagashi 和菓子, in general. Many contain mochi 餅, pounded rice, or anko 餡子, red bean paste. These sweets are often served along with the bitter green tea used in the tea ceremony. They can come in many colors and most have a very high sugar content (in my experience at least).

xmas treats

Santa and a christmas tree made of Japanse sweets. I was offered these, along with coffee.

close up

Close up of the sweets.

inside

I ate santa! And there was delicious red bean paste inside his head. Yum yum!

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2 Comments »

  1. I don’t like how Santa has scary hollow red eyes made of anko…

    Comment by reccaphoenix — January 30, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    • I didn’t like his funny orange nose, but then I ate the nose and found out he looked creepier without it. I bet the eyes are the same way.

      Comment by myyearinjapan — January 31, 2011 @ 11:27 pm


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