Doll’s Festival for girls

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March 3rd is very exciting day for Japanese girls! It is  Hina-Matsuri, the Doll’s Festival for girls is an event to pray for young girls growth and happiness. The family with girls display a set of dolls together with peach which express as ward off evil, and have some special dishes.   We have chirashi-sushi (vinegared rice with scattered ingredients) and clam soup, and sweet white sake, ricecake cubes, and diamond-shaped rice cake. Why chirashi-sushi? Its Ingredients are selected from auspicious names of the foods. Shrimps    long life Stem of a lotus any colorful veritable are available.   Why clam soup? Clam has two shells only overlap perfectly when they are from the same … Continued

The Green Tea Box ; Macha sweets selection box

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Devil out! Good luck in!

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   SETSUBUN 3rd of Feb.   This day is the end of winter. People throw roasted soybeans with saying “Devil out! Good luck in!” inside and outside the house. People eat as many beans as their age to wish for good luck. Why roasted beans? The evil of the previous year is prevended from sprouting from the beans in new year. Why holly spring and bakes sardine’s head? Those are on the entrance door of our house to get rid of Ogre. A holly spring is shaped sharply  and its stick into eyes of Ogre. Bakes sardine stinks and so that Ogre won’t come in. How to eat sushi roll Face the … Continued

Nightingale ball rice crackers

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Nightingale ball rice crackers  This snacks looks like  Japanese apricot bud. And Japanese nightingale often perches on a Japanese apricot. Ingredients are  glutinous rice, flour, sugar, salt only. No artificial coloring and artificial sweetener. Therefore very healthy and perfect  snack for natural sweeteners.

Can you find three anmails in Japanese Garden ?

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I drove to country side and droped by a cozy Japanese resturant.   I and my friend had a  traditional sweet sake called Amazake, but  non-alcohol . It is Japanese drink made from fermented rice. (more detailed in other blog)       This cafe resutant is reformedd from Japanese old style house to open shop. This is entrance of shop. Beautiful.     We impressed this beautiful Japanese garden.           Now I have a pop quiz. There are three animals hiding in Japanse garden. Can you find it out?? Easy to find two of them, but where is another one??? Actually, I didn’t find it last one … Continued

Double Double Macha

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Japanese sweet sponge cake with green tea flavor and Macha green tea. Double Double Macha sweets. Kastella called Japanese sweet sponge cake comes from Portuguese originally.      

Harvest moon in Google

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27 th of Sep. is Harvest moon festival  in Japan. Lots of sweets and goods for Harvest moon is seen in everywhere in Japan toady.   Google JPN also celebrates  Harbest moon. Here is So cute logo! Tonigt we enjoy full moon with Sake and sweets.   A full moon in Sake. How cool!    

A rabbit punding rice cake in moon in Japan!

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On 27th of Sep, there is a  farvest festival  held to appreciate the full moon in Japan. The markings on the moon surface is seen as a rabbit pounding rice cake. Can you see it ?   Why Rabbit? Once upon a time, there were a rabbit, fox and monky. Three animals came across one elderly and asked them for food. A monky went into montain for some nuts and a fox  went fising in a river for fish, and a rabbit tried to find something, but couldn’t find anything. A rabbit felft quilty and jumped in a fire saying to a elderly “Sorry I couldn’t find anything for you, so please eat me” . Acturally, the  elderly was one of … Continued

Gods in one grain of Rice

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The rice harvest has just started around my place. Can’t wait new crop.               Why do Japanese people love rice so much?   Rice tells Japanese soul According to Japanese mythology, Sun Goddess (Amaterasu Oomikami) , she gave one of god childrne order to harvest rice palnts on earth. His name is Hono ninigi’ which  means a good rice harvest. So we believe rice is a gift from God.   Therefore, Japanese mothers or teachers  tell children to be grateful for nature and farmers and make sure to eat all your rice in your bowl. People said  if you leave  even one grain of rice in your bowl, you’ll go … Continued

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