What is wagashi?
Wagashi is a production line of rings to resemble the appearance of the wagashi in Japanese confections.
Each set includes a wood-plate ring and two pieces of the wagashi that can be interchangeable.
What are wagashi in confections?
The wagashi are traditional Japanese confections made from the fresh seasonal plants. They are well known for their delicateness and artistic characteristics based on Japanese culture.
From the 1600s to now, the wagashi are usually used as great gifts during festivals and to be consumed pairing with tea during welcoming a guest.
Wagashi attempts to capture the similarity between wagashi and jewelry that blends their delicateness and preciousness.
Wagashi converts the temporal characteristics of the wagashi into permanent, expressing seasoning only in its visual. It creates a visual experience of consuming the wagashi in form of Jewelry during unpacking and interchanging.
What about the spring?
The first wagashi, named First Cherry Blossom of Spring, imaginate the spring in pink and white color with the hint of square gold leaves.
What about the fall?
The second wagashi, named Mouldering Grass Become Fireflies, is an image of fall in the brown uneven land with the withered gold leaves flying in the air.
What about the plate?
Each wagashi is magneted on a square wood plate, mounted on a ring. The wood plate is the traditionally where the wagashi are served.
The two wagashi are made of resin, casting interlocked with gold leaves. The wood plate is constructed of two parts, milled and glued together to hide the magnets inside. The ring is hand fabricated in sterling silver.