MEANING OF BAUMKUCHEN
Baumkuchen is a traditional German cake.
In 1908, the German, Karl Juchheim brought Baumkuchen to Japan. Today, in Japan Baumkuchen is a very popular gift. With the perfect rings the Baumkuchen symbolizes harmony and prosperity of each year to come. Therefore it is also a typical wedding present.
This is what we all dream and wish each other. However, in reality our life is much more common to a real Baum (tree), with irregular year rings. Some are wide and prosper and some are narrow and withered. But like all trees we can place our roots at the right place.
“Blessed is the person who obeys the law of the Lord.
They don’t follow the advice of evil people.
They don’t make a habit of doing what sinners do.
They don’t join those who make fun of the Lord and his law.
Instead, the law of the Lord gives them joy.
They think about his law day and night.
That kind of person is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water.
It always bears its fruit at the right time.
Its leaves don’t dry up.
Everything godly people do turns out well.”
(The Bible, from Psalm 1)