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Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa mochi

To celebrate Children’s Day on May 5, people in Japan eat mochi wrapped in leaves from the kashiwa tree (Japanese emperor oak).


Since old kashiwa leaves do not fall off until new shoots (new leaves) have grown up, the kashiwa leaves have become a symbol of unbroken family lineage.


Our version uses dōmyōji (steamed rice) flour and is available in two fillings: whole red bean (tsubu) and smooth red bean (koshi).


Caution: the kashiwa leaves are not edible.


Best-before date: 1 day


Availability: April - May 5 (Children’s Day), all stores (store list)


Allergen: none

About food allergy-labelling system in Japan (outside link)


  • Red bean

  • Sugar

  • Dōmyōji (steamed rice) flour

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