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Shaved ice (kakigori) with fruits
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Shiruko, a confection of azuki bean soup with a piece of mochi. Served free of charge to everyone at the Budokan, including spectators.
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Snow cone with ice cream
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Ubaga Mochi, famous Kusatsu confection.
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Freshly pounded mochi with azuki bean paste
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Sakura mochi with edible leaves
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We were super stuffed, but there's always room for dessert...
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We were treated to refreshments served in the Kikuchis' pottery. Confection of azuki bean soup with a piece of mochi. Thank you to Hidetoshi and Mie Kikuchi (菊池 秀利・美恵) for teaching us pottery and hosting us in their beautiful, Japanese-
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Karinto manju from Kita-Ibaraki.
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Dorayaki is like a small pancake sandwich with azuki bean paste in between. Wait until the batter bubbles and flip it over. Perfect each time. The dorayaki batter is very different from pancake batter.
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The final step is to spread some azuki bean paste on one side and compress it into a sandwich. Way more delicious than any dorayaki you buy in a store.
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Yuzu sherbet. Yummy!
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Pastries in the shape of Mt. Fuji sold at a Tomei Highway service area.
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Pastries in the shape of Mt. Fuji to mark the designation of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site in 2013.
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Pastries in the shape of Mt. Fuji to mark the designation of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site in 2013.
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Ito-kiri mochi, a famous local confection in Taga, Shiga.
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