DSCN4287Mei: Pine Dew (松露)
Sei: Nakamori Seika of Shiga Prefecture (中森製菓)
Type: Wagashi

These beads of adzuki and ingen koshi-an mixed with kanbaiko–a sort of pre-steamed rice flour–are then coated in a white sugary coat. They are of course quite sweet, but have an interesting, almost sharp undertaste.

The package tells us that this sweet is modeled after the round white “pine dew” plants (Rhizopogon Rubescen) that grow in the seaside pine groves at the start of summer.