We haven’t had anything like this before in Tajfuny: Wagashi: The Art of Japanese confectionery is like a bible for sweets fans. On almost 390 pages, this album from the Japanese publisher PIE International (a name which you may recognize from other great publications) presents the most beautiful traditional wagashi, selected from the collections of the famous confectionery companies Kawabata Douki and Kameya Iori from Kyoto and Toraya from Tokyo.
The sweets are categorized by month and season, offering insight into the seasonal aspect of each creation. In the minimalist photos of individual wagashi, you can admire every detail of the workmanship up close, and the bilingual description (Japanese-English) explains the concepts behind them.
This album, accompanied by a short history of Japanese sweets, will surely delight you with the delicacy and beauty of wagashi.