Source: @beniyamiyake Confectionery master recreates South Pole as adorable traditional Japanese sweets 2022-06-16 Thu 2022-06-16 Thu While wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets, can be very delicious, they also have a reputation for being quite aesthetically pleasing. Wagashi master Masaaki Miyake (Twitter, Instagram) crafts some truly next-level adorable confectionery, including colorful Pikmin mochi and birds that are just too cute to eat at his store, Gogashi Beniya Miyake. In Japan, June 16th is known as "wagashi day" because of an offering of 16 sweets and rice cakes being prepared on that day during the Heian period in hope of good health in the face of an epidemic. To celebrate the day of sweets, Miyake prepared a batch of traditional treats that you may not know whether to take a bite out of or pet! Source: @beniyamiyake "June 16th is "wagashi day", so please take a look at the South Pole in the world of wagashi. The bits that look like ice are kohakuto (amber sugar)." 6月16日は「和菓子の日」ということで和菓子界の南極をご覧ください🐧氷に見立てているのは琥珀糖です🍡 pic.twitter.com/ffp6RqiPcY— 三宅正晃｜御菓子司 紅谷三宅 (@beniyamiyake) June 15, 2022 Miyake's South Pole sweets features round and adorable seals an penguins made using traditional molds, crafted from kneaded dough and filled with red bean paste. The clever use of kohakuto amber sugar as ice adds a tasty and chilling touch. Some would say wagashi are best served with a piping hot cup of green tea, and we can't think of a more fitting dessert to pair with that! Be sure to follow Miyake for even more amazing and adorable traditional sweets. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Penguins / Seals / Sweets / Wagashi grape Japan Food Confectionery master recreates South Pole as adorable traditional Japanese sweets Related Article Nostalgic Sweets Brand Ankoto adds gluten free ‘Siberia’ cake to sweets lineup McDonald’s releases new Sakuramochi pie for cherry blossom season in Japan One of Japan’s most popular chocolate bars now has a corn soup flavor Favorite Autumn Sweets: Konbini series [2021 Edition] Cute demon cakes & delicious bread inspired by a Japanese proverb! Enjoy Watermelon flavoured frozen tapioca this summer!