While in Hiroshima I picked up a few boxes of Momiji Manjus as gifts. These are Japanese sweets shaped like maple leaves and are a famous confectionery from Miyajima Island and Hiroshima. The original ones are filled with red bean paste but there are lots of popular variations with green tea, chocolate, cream or cheese fillings. While in Miyajima we went to a shop specializing in these sweets and saw machines making fresh manjus. We even got to try fresh made manjus hot off the press. They were so tasty! If you wonder what they taste like, its kind of like a dorayaki or pancake-like outside with a sweet creamy filling. The maple leaf shape is really fitting for the fall season.