Making a traditional Japanese dessert from “heaven grass”【Photos】

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It comes from the sea, but when you’re done preparing it, it tastes divine.

On a recent trip to Wakayama Prefecture, our Japanese-language reporter Haruka Takagi stopped in a michi no eki. Literally translating as “road station,” michi no eki are roadside rest stops/gift shops that specialize in locally produced products, and while she was there she bought this.

That’s a bag of tengusa, or “heaven grass.” However, it doesn’t come from the skies above, but below the surface of the sea, as it’s a kind of seaweed.

Fibrous as it may be, though, it comes

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