Wagashi : the graphics of Japanese confection

by Takaoka, Kazuya,

Language: English
Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction ART 641.86 WAG
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  ART 641.86 WAG

Exquisite photography of the Japanese confection, Wagashi. Since ancient times, traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets have captured the hearts of Japanese people. Made of ingredients such as mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruit, the beauty and charm of Wagashi is the culmination of Japanese tradition spanning more than 500 years. This book introduces the beauty of Wagashi, categorizing each type by month and by season, offering insights into the seasonal aspect of each creation. Readers will learn how each confection's concept and deep meaning are closely tied to the ephemeral tastes and sights that characterize the four seasons of Japan, which have been appreciated and enjoyed by Japanese people for generations. All of the confectioneries in this collection have been selected from long-established, famous confectionery companies such as Kawabatadouki (Kyoto), Kameya Iori (Kyoto) and Toraya (Tokyo).

This book brings the best of Wagashi to readers who are sure to be mesmerized and delighted by the delicacy and beauty of Wagashi wherever they are in the world. Bilingual English Japanese edition.

Additional Information
Publisher Tokyo, Japan :PIE Books,2003
Other Titles Wagashi.
Contributors Takahashi, Mutsuo, 1937- writer of added text.
Yoda, Hiroshi, 1942- photographer.
Language English
Notes Parallel text in English and Japanese.
Description 364 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9784756249746
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