Japanese sweets are very pretty and some are very cute!
Here are a couple of examples of pastries and cakes.
I found this pastry in one of the bakeries in Kobe. It looks like three pigs face attached together, which has three different fillings: chocolate, custard, and sweet red bean paste. Under each pig face, there is one kind of filling.
Cakes are very pretty and most of them are decorated with whipped cream and fresh fruit with tasteful decorations. Compare to Canadian cakes, they are less sweet.