Well, I turned off the "prove you aren't a robot thingy" because I hate to have to "prove it" on other blogs and felt why should you have to on mine?!
Anyway...Satoshi recently brought back this sweet from Kochi, which is located in Shikoku.
It is called kanzashi and is made by Hamako. Apparently this sweet was created in 1972 for their Yosakoi festival and is the first one in Japan to be baked in foil.
Kanzashi is actually a decorative hair ornament. You can read more about it here.
The yellow cake is slightly favored with yuzu (citron) orange and is filled with a sweet white bean paste that has a slight cherry flavor.
On the outside, a picture of a kanzashi is stamped on it. A box of these also comes with a kanzashi lollipop.
Something different but delicious. (Thanks Satoshi!)