Tamako knows just about everything there is to know about mochi, the traditional Japanese dessert treats. When shes not attending her first year of high school, she even invents new flavors and varieties for Tama-ya, her familys mochi shop. School and growing up, on the other hand, are some things that shes still trying to find the right recipe for. But with the help of her best friends Kanna and Midori, two girls whose parents run businesses in the same shopping district, Tamakos determined to make the best of things. Its complicated though, especially when it comes to emotions and her relationship with her best boy friend Mochizo, whose family runs a rival mochi shop. And lately, Kannas been feeling a little odd about her feelings towards Tamako as well. And whats with up with that strange bird fluttering around, the one that speaks fluent Japanese? Its all very mysterious and overwhelming, but at least Tamako always has one thing she can count on: No matter if your days been good or bad, theres certain to be something sugary and delicious waiting at the end of every adventure whenever you take a walk through Tamako Market!