We eat Kashiwa mochi on Japanese children’s day, that is 5th May.
However, for me this is already second time eating Kashiwa mochi, this season. yummy!
kashiwa = oak
mochi = rice cake
a soft rice cake stuffed with sweetened bean paste and wrapped in an oak leaf.
Since oak trees don’t shed old leaves until new leaves grow, Japanese consider oak trees as a symbol of the prosperity of one’s descendants.