Wagashi (Pie Books)Wagashi- The graphics of Japanese Confection is a fantastic graphic collection of different Wagashi - the traditional Japanese sweets. The book introduces Japanese poetry and stunning graphic design by Kazuya Takaoka, Mutsuo Takahashi and Hiroshi Yoda. The book goes through seasons and the poems nicely reflect the visual feeling of the wagashi, just as well the different seasons.
The color of cherry blossoms at their peak are splendid.
The light green of just-budding willow
branches is also very beautiful.
The scene of light-green weeping branches blown
in the breeze sinks into the viewers' eyes and minds.
-Wagashi - The Graphics of Japanese Confection
Wagashi has a long tradition in Japan. In most traditional occasion, wagashi is enjoyed in tea ceremony. But it's just as good with ocha. The book remains to be one of the most print designs I've ever seen. Mindblowing.