MARUKYO Momiji Manju Japanese Sweets 18 pcs Made in Japan. Marukyo carefully put the sweet bean paste in the moist castella dough and baked it. Momiji Manju are sweet cakes traditionally filled with red bean paste baked in the shape of a maple leaf. They are a local food of Hiroshima, created in Miyajima in the early 20th century. The maple leaf shape represents Momijidani, a popular place in Hiroshima to look at maple leafs.