Wednesday, May 9, 2012

wagashi 2012 spring

This higashi is very special.  Himamori features a red sunflower symbol higashi and an Aoi leaf higashi in white.  Aizu Aoi Wagashi is from Fukushima.  They use Wasanbon sugar and soba powder to produce this higashi.  The natural red is obtained from a flower growing along the Silk Road in China.  The flower entered Japan sinced the Asuka period.

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