Waka-ayu with Shincha
Enjoying seasonal foods and remembering the blessings of nature is a good way to remain cheerful. Confections called waka-ayu—spongy cake shaped like a young sweetfish, wrapped around a soft rice cake centre—are sold in early summer. Shapes and sizes vary. It’s wonderful to relax while savouring the rich flavour of shincha together with waka-ayu.