Sakuramochi (桜餅) is a Japanese consisting of a sweet pink-colored rice cake (mochi) with a red bean paste (anko), and wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom (sakura) leaf.
There are two major styles of Sakuramochi. Kanto-style uses shiratama-ko (白玉粉, rice flour) to make the rice cake, and Kansai-style uses dōmyōji-ko (道明寺粉, glutinous rice flour).
It is traditionally eaten during the spring season, and especially on Doll Festival (hinamatsuri) and at flower viewing parties (hanami).
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