Wagashi are Japanese dessert items, super-sweet and in cute little seasonal shapes. They’re most frequently made from beans, rice flour, chestnut flour, sugar, and/or gelatin, says Louise.

For those who deeply desire cute little Japanese desserts in aforementioned seasonal shapes, check out Shuei-do–they have great tasting wagashi, says muimi07. Wendy_san suggests Benkyo-do as another option. She mentions that wagashi are getting increasingly difficult to find in the Bay Area. You can find various wagashi in some local Japanese markets, but they’re usually shipped in from Los Angeles and are of varying quality

Shuei-do [South Bay]
217 Jackson St., San Jose

Benkyo-do [Japantown]
1747 Buchanan Street, at Sutter, San Francisco

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