Harmony of Japanese and Western

Nowadays, a spice of western taste is added to many traditional things, giving the feeling of stylish more to them. We often call this style “wayo-sechu” in Japanese. “Wayo” is Japanese and Western. “Sechu “means eclectic or blending. So, I may translate this word as “harmonized style of Japanese and Western”.

Wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery often served with matcha) sold at “Isshin” has this feeling. They are conventional Japanese sweets by their appearance, but ingredients are “wayo-sechu”. For examples, a cheese&yuzu (Japanese citrus) , and cheese &strawberry, passion fruit &red beans flavors etc. In this case, I would vote for black tea instead of green tea!

wagashi by isshin -photo by tomo-