Wednesday, December 21, 2011

First Real "Baumkuchen"

In Japan, we have a custom of  year-end gift called "Oseibo" to show gratitude for the favors they received during the year;
We had wonderful gift from hubby's friend!!!
OMG, we never had real Baumkuchen made by such a qualified pâtissier.  Surprised with the delightful gift.  Haha, you might all know I love any SWEETS.
  Just bragging unexpected Christmassy Gift we received♬♬♬

These pictures down there are from PC-site ←link
(sorry that the page is in Japanese)


Anonymous said...

Hi dear Orchid,
That was a nice gift :) Sweets are always welcome, I love them too, especially chocolate. Have a lovely day my friend. Big Hugs x

Ellie said...

Hi Orchid,
How nice to receive a lovely gift from your husbands friend. I've never heard of a baumgarten before but if it is a sweet I'm sure I would love it lol.

maddyrose said...

Dear Orchid,
I was unaware of the custom of showing gratitude at years end. How nice to receive such a sweet gift. I must look up Oseibo and learn more about this custom and also see what Baumkuchen is. My favorite sweet is fudge and I make several batches of it to give as gifts to my friends and neighbors for Christmas. Best wishes and hugs, Maddy

Anonymous said...

Oh I am with you I LOVE the Sweet Gifts that come during the Christmas Season....Merry Christmas my precious friend

Shelly said...

I love how informative your blog, is, dear friend Orchid! Such a wealth of information. I love how we get to learn more about Japanese customs and culture from such a wonderful teacher. Have a wonderful day!

Thisisme. said...

Hi dear Miyako. This is another Japanese custom that I was pleased to hear about. I had never heard of it before, but how lovely to receive such a gift. Sending hugs to you x

Tamago said...

Oh what a sweet gift!! I used to eat Baumkuchen a lot in Japan - the kind that I can get in a local grocery store. The one you got sounds very special. It has different shape from I used to have, too. Enjoy your Baumkuchen, Orchid san!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Miyako,

What a great gift from your husband's friend! Funny for a French Chef in Tokyo to make a German Baumkuchen = Tree Cake. You can read here the English information:
It was mentioned in the records of 1843, quite an old tradtion.
Funny that both of us did post about a traditional German sweet today. Guess we are kindred spirits.
Love to you dear friend and thanks for your mail!


Sush said...

Miyako I love learning all your customs and traditions! How thoughtful to end the New Year with a gifts for others...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i love reading your posts! they're always full of great information. i love learning about your customs and traditions.

what a wondeful way to end the year! sweets are so nice.

Ann said...

what an absolutely lovely custom!!!
all countries should follow Japan's lead and do this!!
sweets...looks so good!!!

Belle said...

What a beautiful gift! I have never seen anything like it before. I'm sure it tastes delicious. That is a lovely tradition in your country. Love to you and your husband.

Mina said...

Such a fabulous custom! I must tell you that the many sweets are one of my favorite things between October and January. I try to have discipline but sometimes I cannot be trusted. I love them too much. ;-)