Kashiwa Mochi

A square piece of paper depicting a kashiwa mochi - a white ball wrapped in an olive green oak leaf. The print is signed in the bottom right corner. The print sits on crumpled dark navy fabric with light-colored checks.
  • $25.00
  • 4×4"
  • 100

When you combine mochi with anko (red bean paste) and wrap it up in an oak leaf, you get kashiwa mochi, a special kind of wagashi that is eaten every year on May 5, Japanese Children’s Day. The oak leaf isn’t edible, but it imparts a unique and delicious flavor to the mochi.

This print is part of a limited edition of only 100 prints. Each print is carefully handprinted using a series of 3 hand-carved linocut blocks onto cream-colored cotton paper. The four edges of the paper are either hand-torn or deckled. The front of each print is signed with the artist’s initials and the edition number; the back of each print is labeled with the full print information.

Because each print is an original work of art, there will be some variation between prints.


Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets, often made using mochi and an, or red bean paste. Each print in this series is handprinted on 4x4" paper and features a different type of wagashi.

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