Confection and drink set: SAKE, TEA AND WAGASHI - Wagashi for April “Hanami Dango”
April sweets for Confection and drink set is “Hanami Dango” or rice dumpling.
The following is one of Haiku poems by Matsuo Basho who established the basis of Haiku in the 17th century.
Myriads of things past
Are brought to my mind -
These cherry blossoms!
Looking at cherry blossoms, your thoughts go to fond memories -this Haiku implies such a unique Japanese traditional spirit. Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing) used to be a seasonal event praying for an abundant harvest in autumn, and has developed to a fantastic leisure in urban area.
Relish each bite of delicate hanami dango together with sake.
Confection and drink set: SAKE, TEA AND WAGASHI - Wagashi for March “Sakura”
March sweets for Confection and drink set is “Sakura”.
The appearance of cherry blossom is drawn by a simple design and color. Sakura sweets is consisting of two pale pink petals made of grated yam and between them a bit of smooth red bean paste into which Daitokuji natto is knead. This combination complements the palatability of the grated yam. A trio of Sakura, Sake and Tea creates a flavory harmony.
At this time of the year with flowers in bloom, we invite you to come and enjoy your relaxed time with a glass of sake at OZU Kyoto.
Confection and drink set: SAKE, TEA AND WAGASHI - Wagashi for February “Kobai-mochi”
The sweets embodies a plum blossom by wrapping white bean paste with Habutae mochi which is smooth and white like habutae silk and putting a yellow Nerikiri (a cake made of white bean paste which is artistically colored) as the center of a flower. You can feel an elegant and graceful loveliness from the sweets.
We invite you to come and imagine spring when beautiful flowers bloom with full of fragrance, enjoying Kobai-mochi together with a glass of sake and a flavor cold-brewed green tea, though the cold days continue.
Confection and drink set: SAKE, TEA AND WAGASHI - Wagashi for January “Shitamoe”
January sweets for Confection and drink set is “Shitamoe” which means young buds coming out from the ground. The sweets describes an early spring, when literally shoots are about to come out from the ground covered with snow, by two types of “an” bean paste, a green part made of mugwort-contained bean paste and a white part made of yam-contained bean paste, and smooth bean paste as the core. OZU Kyoto offers the elegantly tasted “Shitamoe” with the scent of mugwort in the menu of confection and drink set as January sweets. Enjoy a perfect harmony of a glass of sake, a flavor cold-brewed green tea, and sweets, feeling the life force survived the harsh winter and the advent of spring.