Wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets made with unique ingredients like bean paste and agar jelly, are little works of art that excite all five senses. Their beauty and flavors reflect the changing of the seasons. Join us in Japan's former capital, Kyoto, to discover how wagashi became ingrained in daily life. At a shop that prepares desserts for tea parties, learn to make Japanese sweets using bean paste and traditional tools. Also explore the food's place in modern society, including coffee pairing and the use of novel ingredients that transform wagashi into a full-course meal. (Reporter: Michael Keida)
Wagashi shop
Wagashi artisan
Wagashi making