Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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!)


jalna said...

Hey, I didn't know you could turn off the verification thing. Thanks for the tip!

K said...

I'm usually a kuro-an fan but this sounds delicious!

Japan-Australia said...

This sounds really good and I will try and check it out the next time I'm in Japan :)

Japan Australia

KirkK said...

For some reason, I tihnk it kinda looks like a tamale Kat!

K and S said...

you're welcome Jalna :)

different but delicious K :)

hope you get to try it J-A :)

lol I can see where you may think that Kirk :)

Take care everyone.

Rowena said...

With all the stuff that Satoshi has brough back from his work travels and whatnot, you (or him) should have a blog or book of all these different treats to be found in Japan. White bean paste with slight cherry flavor...gnam!!!!

K and S said...

that book would be really thick Rowena :0

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Fun that you get the extra "treat" with the box.

K and S said...

so true Deb :)

Take care.