Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mini Works of Art

I discovered these Japanese confectioneries recently and was truly taken with the colors and detail of the handmade, edible works of art known as wagashi.

While there are many kinds of wagashi, which are made of rice, flour and bean paste, it's the creative process that is so awe inspiring.  They are almost too pretty to eat!  Wouldn't you say?

How about a cup of tea and wagashi?


I'd swear this was a marble!


1 comment:

  1. So lovely! I am watching NHK World TV (Tokyo) and they just showed a program about a wagashi master. The intricacy of the designs is mind boggling but so appealing to the eye. I wonder if they taste as good as they look?!