Wagashi is the Japanese term for confectionaries.
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that can be visually complex, yet simple and delicate.
Some are molded into simple shapes, while others are uniquely shaped with a multitude of consistencies.
Wagashi is normally made with mochi, bean paste, and fruit and are most often served with green tea. Some are created with diverse ingredients and preparation methods.
While some wagashi popular across the country and can be enjoyed throughout the year, others are only available regionally or seasonally.
Here are some common wagashi that are popular in Japan: