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Kashiwa Mochi

May 2, 2018

Kashiwa Mochi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made of mochi that is filled with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in an oak leaf. Kashiwa Mochi is commonly eaten during Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day or Boys Day), a Japanese holiday held on May 5th.

The oak leaves, which represent strength, longevity and good fortune, are not meant to be eaten, but add a pleasant earthy fragrance to the mochi.

You may find Kashiwa Mochi year round in the confectionary section of our stores.