OHIGASHI (handmade confectionary)

Handmade at Tsuboneya confectioner in Kyoto. Tsuboneya is well-known as a confectioner who makes traditional WAGASHI Japanese confectionary by hand with careful attention to quality and detail.

OHIGASHI is one of the most traditional Japanese confectionary which is often served at Japanese tea ceremony and pairs very well with Japanese green tea. OHIGASHI is made from premium fine-grain Japanese sugar called WASANBON and shaped into flowers or other auspicious symbols of the four seasons of Japan.

WASANBON is made in Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures in southwest Japan. The sugar is made from thin sugarcane plants called Taketo, grown especially in these areas and made locally using traditional methods. WASANBON is known for its high-toned sweetness.

Just a little water is added to WASANBON. It is mixed well and strained in order to be fine. Green, red, yellow, purple, blue, and other colors are added using natural food coloring. The mixture is then shaped by pretty Japanese traditional wooden molds which are handcrafted. Tsuboneya confectioner has a few hundred kinds of wooden molds and uses them differently in each season. Then the confectionary is dried and finished. All processes are completed by hand.

The various shapes and combinations, which express the four seasons in Japan, change almost every month as listed below. So, please note that the shapes and combinations can be different from the picture. Celebrate the four seasons with this charming traditional Japanese confectionary, a perfect complement to green tea.

Packed in special Japanese Washi paper box.
No artificial additives.
Free shipping on all snacks / candy items!

Price

US$23.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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The typical shapes in each season

Spring:
Cherry blossom, AYU Japanese trout, green mountain, butterfly, bamboo sprout, paper lantern, wave pattern, and so on
Summer:
Green maple leaf, calabash gourd, dianthus, morning glory, firefly, wave pattern, and so on
Autumn:
Mountain colored by autumn red, chrysanthemum, red maple leaf, Japanese hat for ladies, wave pattern, and so on
Winter:
Bamboo covered by snow, plum, rice bale, mallet, HINA doll, and so on

Ingredients and Storage Instructions

Ingredients: Sugar, natural food coloring
Storage: Keep away from light, heat, and moisture.

Notice

Though packed very carefully, it is possible for OHIGASHI to break because it is made from delicate sugar. We can't accept reshipping or returning request due to breakage.

Customer Review

No. Author Country Rating Read Date Added
01. W.L. United States
487 06/04/2014
02. Angelica Canada
639 04/19/2014
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1180 08/29/2013
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3467 04/29/2011
09. Barbara C. Glancy United States
3521 04/20/2011

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