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Kyoto confectionery -- enjoy the changing seasons with all your senses

Kyogashi is confectionery used by the Imperial court, nobles, temples and shrines, tea houses, and so on in festivals and ceremonies. They are designed to be enjoyed by all the senses: to have their color and shape admired by the eyes, their taste linger on the tongue, their aroma tickle the nose, and their name tingle the ears. Kyogashi has a deep relationship with the tea ceremony and its appreciation of the changing seasons, and it developed as confectionery to welcome the seasons. It uses seasonal ingredients and its colors, shapes and names are designed to welcome the seasons.