Seppuku Monaka, a sweet for asking permission
These sweets are called Monaka and made of baked powered rice and red beam added with sugar.
By the way, Samurais, when making a huge mistake or committing a crime, in those days used to seppuku to ask for their permission. Seppuku is to cut their own belly by sword and commit suicide.
Now, business persons usually go and apologize to their customers with some gifts when they made a wrong doing to their customers. This sweet is now popular as a small gift when going to apologize. The Seppuku spirit today seems to become more sweet than severe and bitter.