October 31, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 6 - Yōkan

Yōkan is a thick jelly, made of red bean paste, agar and sugar.

October 30, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 5 - Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake, and a filling of sweet red bean paste. Custard and chocolate fillings are getting popular nowadays.

October 29, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 4 - Anmitsu

Anmitsu is made of small cubes of agar jelly, served in a bowl with sweet red bean paste, boiled peas and a variety of fruits such as mikan, peach, pineapple and cherry .

October 28, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 3 - Dango

Dango is a Japanese Dumpling made from rice flour, similar to mochi. Normally, three to four dango are served on a akewer. There are many different seasonings, such as sweet red bean paste "anko", a toasted soy flour "kinako", syrup made from soy sauce, sugar and starch "mitarashi" etc.

October 27, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 2 - Manjū

Manjū is a sweet cake made from flour, rice powder and buckwheat, and a filling of sweet red bean paste "anko". Because each town/village has its original style manjū , it is one of typical souvenir in Japan.

October 26, 2009

Japanese Confectionery 1 - Botamochi or Ohagi

Botamochi or Ohagi is a rice ball "mochi" which is covered with sweet red bean paste "anko".

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October 07, 2009

Tohoku Sarari Park " Deers and their friends "

Tohoku safari Park is one of the most famous safari park in Japan.

October 06, 2009

Tohoku Safari Park " Giraffe"

Giraffes are tall enough to be at window of the Bus.

October 05, 2009

Tohoku Safari Park " Elefant "

Elefants comes to see you! Why don't you feed them??