Pumpkin is one of those flavors that perfectly embodies autumn. Japanese pumpkin, also known as kabocha, is the star of this delicious anpan. For those new to anpan, it’s a sweet roll with a filling (most commonly red bean) that in this case is a white bean paste mixed with kabocha filling. Since anpan can be quite dense, it’s best enjoyed sliced into smaller pieces and eaten with a cup of tea. To elevate this anpan to the next taste level, we recommend removing the wrapping and baking this anpan in the oven for a few minutes before biting into its freshly crispy baked bun.