Here Comes Another Cute Japanese Candy! Japanese traditional candies look so pretty aren't they? These candies are called temari ame, named after the japanese traditonal thread ball toy temari, for having a similar shape and look.
『おいり』/ Oiri - Sweets for the Bride: Made from small round mochi pieces fluffed round in a heater and then colored. Oiri are given to a bride of the area, so that the newly wedded life will be round and round all over (maruku naru yoo ni).
The Japanese see a rabbit in the moon. 🐰 Pounded rice "dango" balls are traditional moon-gazing fare 🐰 今日は十五夜！みなさんなにかしますか？(Tonight is the night - of the lunar calendar. What will everyone (serve/settle on) tonight?