Sakura mochi are traditionally eaten on Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girl’s Day or Doll’s Day (March 3). They are a style of wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets, that can be found at your local manju-ya, Japanese sweet shop. This particular dessert consists of red bean paste surrounded by pink glutinous rice, all wrapped in a pickled cherry leaf.
This print is part of a limited edition of only 100 prints. Each print is carefully handprinted using a series of three hand-carved linocut blocks onto thick, cream-colored cotton paper. 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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