Wagashi, Typical Japanese Snacks and Creative Arts High Value ~ World Food and Drink

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wagashi, Typical Japanese Snacks and Creative Arts High Value

Wagashi is the Japanese term for traditional Japanese cakes and sweets. Wagashi term used to distinguish traditional Japanese cake with cookies and candy from the West (Yogashi) which introduced Europeans to Japan since the Meiji era.

Cakes from China who introduced ambassadors to the Tang Dynasty emperor, and a cake called Namban-gashi introduced missionaries from Europe are also classified into Wagashi.

Traditional Japanese cakes are generally classified into wagashi are of the mochi, manju, dango, and dried fruit.

Wagashi generally made as cakes are served in a tea ceremony, wagashi so most have only one sense, the sweet taste.

In the tea ceremony, wagashi served host to be spent before drinking the tea may taste bitter or Sepat.

In addition to food, wagashi prosecuted as a beautiful work of art seen. The beauty of form and color of wagashi are often far more important than taste.

In addition, wagashi must describe the natural beauty of four seasons in Japan. In summer, for example, shape and color should reflect the coolness wagashi for those who see.

Wagashi summer wherever possible look cool or transparent, so often wear Kuzu starch made ​​from the tubers of Pueraria lobata.

Seasonal Wagashi can only be enjoyed in a particular season. Jelly mizu Yokan example, is only available in summer, or sakuramochi are eaten in spring.


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