If you don’t tell me, I will think the birds below are some kinds of kids toy and creation made by clay or play dough. However, these are actually Washagi sweets made by Award-winning artisan Kuroda Kazuhiko of Wagashidokoro Kisshoan in Shonan, Japan.
Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are typically enjoyed in combination with a cup of green tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko (azuki bean paste) and fruits. Wagashi are typically made from plant-based ingredients.
Kazuhiko’s amazingly detailed Washagi sweets are actually made of mochi, red bean paste, and other ingredients that are easy to shape. The shop has created many adorable sweet creatures like the little birds, bunnies, puffer-fish and of course, many beautiful Japanese fruits and flowers.
Personally I love Wagashi a lot! Compared with the colorful, sugary, icing bakery, this one is way to natural and healthy.