Sweets for Autumn moon 13 - Japan
Upper: chestnut mochi, lower: moon dumplings wrapped by red bean

Sweets for Autumn moon

To celebrate autumn moon, moon cakes are popular worldwide.

In Japan, we prepare for simple sticky rice dumplings (Tsukimi dango) for the moon-viewing.

But I found some arranged dumplings, wrapped by red bean paste at a nearby Japanese sweets shop.

And red bean filled mochi in this season holds a piece of chestnut inside. It also looks like moon.

The shop serves mini-sized dorayaki pancakes, which have three different flavors; black bean, green tea and chestnut.

Sweets for Autumn moon 14 - Japan
Upper: chestnut mochi, lower: moon dumplings wrapped by red bean
Sweets for Autumn moon 15 - Japan
mini dorayaki