I'm glad it's a very interesting faith. It varies from area to area and its very lax despite its age and roots in tradition - also look into it's smaller newer sects. Tenrikyo and Konkokyo definitely deserve some looking into for anybody interested by religion.
Ah yeah, those are sweets They're to symbolise the sweetness of the atman, the true soul. A great image. Odin looks a very strong figure, I suppose that's a big thing for the Norse deities, that sheer steadfastness.