Our group’s article in the coffee table book is about the various confectioneries that originated from the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. Although confectioneries aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japan, it’s a popular commodity of the nation nonetheless. From the macha treats to mochi, these goods have truly captured the tastes of people all over the world. Imbued with tradition, these treats are continually made with the same care and processes as they were centuries ago. This resulted in Japan being the largest confectionery market in Asia as well as being the largest consumer of chocolate. While numerous innovations are being made to theses dishes to better capture the tastes of the nations they are being distributed in, the soul of the food is still retained.
As in the Philippines, we can have a glimpse of Japanese culture through their food. Their delicacies are known to be healthier than their Western counterparts while still retaining the taste and quality that the nation is known for. This is due to the fact that sugar wasn’t originally an ingredient used. Fruits and nuts were used instead to add flavoring to the sweets. Furthermore, they have seemingly unconventional flavors, but the final outcome is one that will intrigue your taste buds and leave you begging for more.
My contribution to our article is the Introduction as well as the proofreading and editing of the overall paper. When the information from the other members of the group is submitted, I will write the final article to be submitted to Group 2. After which, I will aid Alea and Benjamin in editing the whole book.
Aside from this, I also made the suggested color palette for our segment in the book as well as gathered pictures that can be used to accompany the article.
The featured photo was taken by Mabel David-Pilar from: https://slouchingsomewhere.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/wagashi-traditional-japanese-confectionery/