Japan’s biggest snack & confectionary festival, Ise Okashi Expo, will take place this year from Friday 21st April to Sunday 14th May.
Held for the first time in the Meiji era (1868 – 1912), this will be the expo’s 27th appearance. A variety of prizes will be awarded, including an overall grand prize, various sub-prizes and even one awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Winning a prize is considered the highest honour for those in the confectionary business, making it as much a chance for confectioners to hone their creativity as it is for the general public to come and enjoy themselves.
Made using traditional techniques, the expo features a smorgasbord of charming, beautifully handcrafted sweets and snacks from all over Japan, and so if you have a sweet tooth and plan to visit Ise this spring, you’d be a fool to miss the Ise Okashi Expo. For further details, please visit the webpage: http://www.kashihaku-mie.jp


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