Wild guess: adzuki beans? Happy 2013 to you too dear Maki!-x-
spot on Roos! it's 'oshiruko' we call it, cooks with suger and water. xm
Hello Maki, have only come across your blog and it is lovely. I am a potter in Australia and today it was 35 degrees in my workshop, so I'm sending you warm wishes. Your work is beautiful. Nina
Thank you Nina for leaving your comment. 35 degrees!!!! we never get that hot here in yorkshire even in the summer, and today my studio was 1℃ in the morning! Brrr.......