Let’s investigate Japanese candies.   But let’s begin with a candy that in America we know and love in one flavor, the Kit Kat.  But in Japan there are at least 15 flavors of Kit Kat.

Japan: Sakura Mochi

Sakura Mochi are desserts traditionally eaten during Japan’s Girls’ Day Festival. The pink treat consists of a sweet rice cake and red bean paste.

There are many different styles of Sakura Mochi. This Western Japan recipe is from Wikipedia. SEE RECIPE