Art of the Five Senses
Wagashi is an art of collaboration among the five senses.
Delicious flavors that unfold in your mouth.
Delicate aromas provided by ingredients like azuki beans, yuzu and ginger, designed to complement but not overwhelm the tea enjoyed with the confections.
Textures experienced when you break off a portion with your hands, cut the sweets with a wagashi pick, or place them in your mouth. Each confection has its own unique touch and texture.
The visual appeal of different shapes and colors, and the fun in discovering the seasonality and Japanese landscapes suggested by the designs.
The sound and nuance of the sweets’ poetic Japanese names, which evoke seasons, scenery, stories, and episodes in history.
Wagashi allows you to find joy through these five layers of sensual stimulation.