Woooo! Wagashi Sweets should be best Christmas Gift in Christmas market in Japan 2016.

Beautiful flowers, tranquil ponds filled with elegant goldfish, cute bunnies and glistening ripe fruits that is Christmas Gift in Market Japan 2016. This may sound for all the world like a description of a painting hung in a museum somewhere, but this is the world of traditional Japanese sweets, also known as wagashi, and we recommended it as Christmas Gift in Market Japan 2016. Usually served with tea, wagashi are usually made with ingredients such as anko (sweetened red bean paste), mochi, agar agar jelly, chestnuts and rice.

Sugar didn’t become a common seasoning in Japan until the Muromachi period (1336-1573), and it wasn’t until the Edo period (1603-1868) that the popularity and craft of wagashi really began to take off. While the most strictly traditional wagashi include only limited ingredients, as foreign influences grew, wagashi came to include such ingredients as eggs and milk, gradually incorporating elements of breads, cakes, and other western desserts, not so common as Christmas Gift in Market Japan 2016.

From purely traditional yokan red bean jelly to chocolate mochi and the well-loved dorayaki (two pancakes with a filling inside), there will be plenty of wagashi to choose from at 2016 JAPAN Christmas Market. Check out our friends at Minamoto Kitchoan for a selection of unique (and delicious!) Christmas gifts!