I wondering where I could find momiji-manju in the Chicago area. They are Japanese snack cake/cookie that are filled with sweet bean paste or other more modern fillings.
My son was stillborn last summer and we are having a "birthday" party for him at the end of this month. We planted a Japanese Red Maple in our backyard in his memory, and over this last year it has come to symbolize him. I'd like to have maple leaves as the decorating theme.