Christmas Wagashi Sweets!

Just one week to go till Christmas! I know we live in uncertainty at the moment especially in the UK. However, how about having Japanese sweets with your family for this year’s Christmas? I know it will be difficult to gather with many friends but you can have a little cheerful time with your family by sharing these little festive sweets.

The four festive sweets have all different centre filling and are going to be in a box set.

The Wagashi members are

  • Father Christmas: Nerikiri with smooth Adzuki (red) bean paste filling
  • Rudolf: Mochi type with Sweet Chestnut filling
  • Snowman: Mochi type with Yuzu flavoured filling
  • Christmas Wreath: Nerikiri with Matcha flavoured filling

They are all Vegan and Gluten free.

The Christmas Wagashi Box are available to preorder from here now and you can collect it from the Havan Store (262 Kensington High St, London) between the 22nd- 24th December.

*PLEASE NOTE: This box set is for collection only!

Wagashi Workshop in London

Dear Wagashi Lovers,

Your long waiting is over! I am pleased to announce that the ‘Wagashi’ Japanese Sweets Making Workshop in London will be held next month. The theme of the workshop is “Autumn Colour” and we are going to make ‘Momiji’ Japanese maple, Ginkgo leaf and Chrysanthemum. All the sweets we will make are vegan and gluten free.


Although it will be held at our usual venue, the Havan Store, because of the concern regarding the pandemic, this time we’ll have two sessions of a smaller class with a limited number of participants.

Wagashi Making Workshop in Autumn

  • Date: the 13th November (Saturday)
  • Time: 11:30 – 13:00 / 14:45  – 16:15

The ticket sales have just started. For getting your seat could you please visit:

https://thehavan.com/product-category/event/

Hope to see you there.

It’s a Watermelon indeed!

In the previous post, I introduced my Mochi Watermelon. It’s a Mochi-type Japanese sweet which looks like a Watermelon on a tiny scale. So on this post, I’d like to show you what the inside of the sweet looks like.

The inside of Mochi Watermelon

So this is what the inside of the sweet looks like.

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Snowing but Nearly Spring

By following Storm-Darcy’s arrival to the UK very cold air has been sitting over London for a few days now. It snowed at the weekend and since then we still have some white cover left on ground even after two sunny days. It may seem like we are in the middle of winter but I know nature is preparing to be ready for spring.

Nearly Spring

I created this sweet with the image that a tiny plant sprouting out from white blanket of snow in my mind.

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Tsukimi Dango

How was the weather where you are yesterday? It was the day the full-moon should be seen last night that people in Japan celebrate and enjoy viewing the beauty of it. By hoping to see the beautiful full moon we traditionally eat round (moon-shaped) Mochi. However, the shape of the Mochi varies depending on the area.

Tsukimi Dango

I was hoping to see the beautiful full moon and made two types of Tsukimi Dango. ‘Tsuki’ means moon and ‘Mi (Miru)’ means to view in Japanese.

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