In Japan, cherry blossoms is called Sakura 桜 (さくら). We eat salted / pickled cherry blossoms and use them as decorations for food and drinks.
Sticky Rice with Cherry Blossoms 桜おこわ
Cherry Blossoms Tea 桜茶
When you put it in a drink, it will fade in the beginning and then it will bloom, as pictured above.
Cherry Blossoms Cocktails 桜ハイボール・カクテル
Whiskey and Ginger Ale with Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms are blooming.
Cherry Blossoms Rice Cake 桜餅
桜餅 (さくらもち) Sakura-mochi
There are 2 styles of sakura-mochi in Japan.
- Kanto Style (Eastern Japan Style)
- Kansai Style (Western Japan Style)
This one is Kansai style sakura-mochi.
It is wrapped with a salted cherry leaf which is edible. However, some people don't eat this leaf.
Sweet red bean paste is in sticky rice cake.
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