Ginger Flower Cookies
In Japan before Sakura comes the plum blossom (ume)
People in Japan highly value this blossom and this weekend at
Kitano Tenmangu shrine they have their plum blossom festival with over 2000 plum trees what a wonderful site . This is called Ume Matsuri and they hold out door tea ceremonies .
To celebrate in my own way I made some ginger flower cookies ( kind of plum blossom shaped )
I dipped them in chocolate and coated them with chopped pistachio. Enjoying one with a matcha latte.
If you are lucky enough to visit Kyoto for plum blossom season there are other places like the Kyoto imperial palace and Nijo castle that are also worth a visit .
Happy plum blossom viewing .