Sweets in the wild! I met a friend in Hakata, central Fukuoka and the namesake for this month’s wagashi, Hakata minazuki・博多水無月. This one (on the right) from Imada・今田和菓子 is pineapple, agar agar (algae gelatin) and white bean based and was so refreshing on a hot day.
Outside of Rabbit Moon・兎月 I saw this poster that details all the shops participating in making minazuki and what flavours they have. Well, I took it as a challenge. 2 down, many more to go! They are really spread out throughout the prefecture so I will have lots of opportunity to explore and walk around.
Like I mentioned before, the name is taken from the ancient Japanese calendar word for June. Luckily these sweets will be around until the end of July. I need to get busy!