Pastry Commemorates Autumn
So, we can forgive the placement of candied kabocha, because this pastry is delightful. In America, our seasons are centered on holidays; in Japan, seasons are centered on seasons. Stationery, kimonos, and desserts (to name a few) vary with the turn of the year. Now, in Autumn, chestnut, kabocha, and momiji (maple leaves) reign supreme. If you find yourself at Tokyo Midtown, enter the Mall and wend your way to Four Leaves Cafe for coffee, kabocha pastry, and a meditation on Fall!