I thought I would share a few pictures of the desserts with you. If you're looking for a hostess gift to impress, you might want to try one of these boxes filled with Japanese confections. They're always beautifully wrapped, ready to gift. These desserts usually last no longer than a month so if you're going to gift a box for the holidays, keep that in mind. Some of the desserts are only good for about a week.
Fuku Watashi Senbei - Vanilla cream filled cookie
Cherry Blossom Wagashi - sorry I don't have the official name for this one. I was more concerned with eating it than documenting it.
Here's what the cherry wagashi looks like. Many of the wagashi desserts have a cake like outside and a flavored center. Many of the confections have mashed up sweetened beans inside. They're always just as pretty in the inside as they are on the outside.
What special items do you like to bring for a hostess gift? I always like hearing new ideas.