Japanese Food Tips
The Best Season - Namagashi for Winter (Fresh Sweets)
January 18, 2016
Namagashi for winter season
Shiba no yuki
Namagashi (fresh sweets) are representive sweets of Japan. They are often served with matcha in the tea ceremony. Namagashi can be purchased at sweets shops throughout Japan. However, the highest quality namagashi can be found in many traditional shops in Kyoto where skilled craftsman work. We can enjoy namagashi year round because luxury shops sell different namagashi in each season. The namagashi pictured here are those for winter. Included are tsubaki (winter camellia in bloom) and shiba no yuki (brushwood with snow on top). If you come to Japan, please try namagashi.