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History of wagashi

Wagashi has a long and rich history!

Until the late 700’s Japanese confectionery was primarily made with fruit and nuts. But later in this period, confectionery was influenced by China’s grain processing to then incorporate rice into sweets, becoming the mochi we know and love! Red beans (adzuki) featured prominently as it was believed to ward off evil and disease.