Photo: Wrappers' Delights

Wrappers' delights

The Yomiuri Shimbun Staff at the Asahiamehonpo Kaguraya confectionery shop in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, wrap chitose ame long stick candies in paper illustrated with cranes and turtles — two animals that symbolize long life and health. Chitose ame are eaten during the Shichigosan festival to pray for a child's safe and healthy future.