Wagashi is a general term for traditional Japanese sweets. Wagashi have a strong connection with the four seasons. They have a charm that expresses the sense of the seasons with their visual beauty in addition to their delicious taste. This feature is one of the reasons why Japanese sweets are attracting attention from people all over the world.
The raw materials for Wagashi are mainly vegetable products such as rice, wheat, and beans. Therefore, although it is generally low in calories, it tends to contains a lot of sugar and starch.
When you visit Japan, please try Wagashi with green tea and feel the season with it.