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Sakura Sweets: 5 Must-Try Japanese Cherry Blossom Treats

Introduction Cherry blossoms, or "sakura" in Japanese, are an iconic symbol of Japan and its culture. The arrival of these beautiful pink flowers marks the beginning of spring, and with it comes an array of unique seasonal treats. In this article, we'll introduce you to five must-try Japanese cherry blossom treats that you simply can't miss. 1. Sakura Mochi What is Sakura Mochi? Sakura mochi is a traditional Japanese sweet made from sweet rice, or "mochigome," and filled with sweet red bean paste. The mochi is wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom leaf, giving it a distinct, subtle floral flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the mochi and red bean filling. While they are traditionally eaten with the pickled...

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