Botamochi/Ogahi is a popular Japanese sweets that is made of steamed glutinous rice wrapped with red bean paste.
Yellow one is dried soy bean powder called KINAKO. We don’t use dairy products and egg, so this is Japanese vegan sweets as well.
Traditionally, we eat this sweets twice a year in Japan. When we eat in Spring, this is called Botamochi. It is said that its name comes from the peony (Botan in Japanese) since the shape of red beans were used as a peony flower. We cover the rice with smooth red bean paste and the shape is oval.
In Autumn, this is called Ohagi. It is said that its name comes from the bush clover (Hagi in Japanese) since the shape of red beans were similar to bush clover. So, we use coarse bean paste and the shape is circle/round.
My family love this sweets snd it’s easy snack, so I make all year round!