Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections. Archivists have digitized a lovely multivolume illustrated catalog of the sweet treats, many of which still look the same as they did hundreds of years ago when the art form flourished in the Edo period.
Others are now even more elaborate, as demonstrated beautifully on Instagram:
Volume 2 and volume 3 are also available.
• Wagashi (via National Dier Library Digital Collections)
My friend Steve Davee posted this fun project to Instructables. It’s a perfect project for shut-in parents and kids to do together.
Utah Highway Patrol reports on an interesting traffic stop.
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