Sweets Tales

approx. 3min x 52eps
No. 11111-4-000305

Feast your eyes on the intricate beauty of the Japanese Sweets!

Sweets Tales is a mini documentary series about traditional Japanese confectionary called wagashi and the artisans who pride in their craftsmanship.

Typical wagashi is made with sweeteners extracted from plants and natural ingredients such as mochi (Japanese rice cake), azuki bean paste, and fruits. Wagashi are exquisite in their beauty and taste, and are often served with tea at ceremonies or festivals.
The creation of wagashi began to flourish in the Edo Period (1603-1868) and remain an important part of Japanese food culture today.

Enjoy these short yet mouth-watering tales of wagashi and the delicately woven history behind each sweet!



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