Traditional Japanese sweets made from rice, wheat, azuki beans, sugar, etc., characterized by their delicate appearances and subtler sweetness than Western confections. The development of wagashi took off as an accompaniment to matcha in the practice of Sado(tea ceremony). Each piece is handmade carefully by a skilled craftsman to reflect a sense of season in the flavor, color, and motif. Wagashi are considered artworks and are popular among international tourists as souvenirs. Alice has two cute little bottles on her desk, containing colorful kompeito(star-like candies) she bought in Kyoto. They’ve been sitting there for some time, as they are too cute and precious to eat.