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List of Japanese desserts and sweets

A selection of wagashi to be served during a Japanese tea ceremony

In Japanese cuisine, traditional Japanese sweets are known as wagashi. Ingredients such as red bean paste and mochi are used. Many modern day sweets and desserts in Japan are also existent.

Japanese desserts

Imagawayaki (gozasōrō) being prepared in a store in Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan


Peanut Amanattō. Amanattō is a traditional Japanese confectionery that is made of azuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.

Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruits. Wagashi is typically made from plant ingredients.[2]







Higashi is dry and contains very little moisture, and thus keeps relatively longer than other kinds of wagashi.



Kuzumochi are mochi cakes made of kuzuko





Suama (right) and orange gyūhi (left)




Warabimochi is a jelly-like confection made from bracken starch and covered or dipped in kinako (sweet toasted soybean flour)



See also

Japanese sweets and desserts

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  2. ^ Gordenker, Alice, "So What the Heck is That?: Wagashi", Japan Times, 20 January 2011, p. 11.
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