As temperatures dip in Japan following a scorching summer, the colors of the leaves change into vibrant shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown. This fall foliage is called koyo or momiji (meaning red leaf). The activity of searching for the most striking shades of foliage is known as Momigari (red leaf hunting). The momijigari tradition has been popular since the Heian period (794-1195) and it has had a profound influence on Japanese culture.
This month, we feature snacks made to showcase the fall flavors of Japan.