This cake reminds me of cherry blossoms on a rainy day. Japanese people,
including me, are obsessed with seasons. The cherry blossom season is such a
short amount of time. It’s from the end of March to the beginning of April. Many
people go for a picnic, a hike or have a party under the cherry blossoms. I
think our ancestors started to do this tradition so it could be enjoyed more. We call it Mizu Shingenmochi. It’s made from Agar which is
like a jelly substance made from algae. So, unlike gelatin,it’s vegetarian.
Agar itself has no flavor, so pour your favorite syrup on the top!