I chose this confection because of its pretty colors. In fall and winter, the colors used on confections often get subdued. That’s why this adorably colored one caught my eyes among the selections in showcase. It is named as 惜秋 senshu, because of its fall-end melancholic feeling. I think that a few colored leaves express the trace of fall.
I think this confection depicts a withered autumn leaf. Based on my own perspective, I would say that the red color which remained on the tip indicates a relic of fall, and the white freckles represent frost of the coming winter. The name of this confection is 木枯らし kogarashi, the first cold blast.
I really love how Japanese confections are named. They are titled like an art piece or a beautiful song. Generally, the named confections seem to display a scenery or story. It is my little pleasure to check out the names on confections ^^