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The equinoctial week has begun. Many Japanese visit their ancestors' graves during the week and we serve and eat rice cakes, Ohagi.

A friend of mine called me and said that her mother had made some rice cakes (Ohagi in Japanese, which is that rice is covered with sweet bean paste. ) and my friend would bring them to my house. I was very pleased to hear that because I love Ohagi. When I had gone to the supermarket, I saw Ohagi. I wanted to buy some, but I didn't buy any the other day.

When I opened the box, I was surprised to see them. They were so beautiful and there were some kinds of Ohagi. The black one was normal that rice was covered with adzuki bean paste, green one was that rice was covered with sweet green soy bean paste, and white-and-yellow one was that adzuki bean paste ball was covered with rice and millet (Kibi, that is yellow.)

I had millet Ohagi for the first time. I didn't distinguish the millet taste, but they were beautiful.
On the other hand, I distinguished the green soy bean taste clearly. They were really good, too.

I miss cluster amaryllis, Higanbana. We can't see those flowers in Hokkaido. I used to see them in my hometown whenever it was the equinoctial week.

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A friend of mine living in my hometown sent me this picture of Higanbana.





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Original Article:

The equinoctial week has begun. Many Japanese visit their ancestors' graves during the week and we serve and eat rice cakes, Ohagi.

A friend of mine called me and said that her mother had made some rice cakes (Ohagi in Japanese, which is that rice is covered with sweet bean paste. ) and my friend would bring them to my house. I was very pleased to hear that because I love Ohagi. When I had gone to the supermarket, I saw Ohagi. I wanted to buy some, but I didn't buy any the other day.

When I opened the box, I was surprised to see them. They were so beautiful and there were some kinds of Ohagi. The black one was normal that rice was covered with adzuki bean paste, green one was that rice was covered with sweet green soy bean paste, and white-and-yellow one was that adzuki bean paste ball was covered with rice and millet (Kibi, that is yellow.)

I had millet Ohagi for the first time. I didn't distinguish the millet taste, but they were beautiful.
On the other hand, I distinguished the green soy bean taste clearly. They were really good, too.

I miss cluster amaryllis, Higanbana. We can't see those flowers in Hokkaido. I used to see them in my hometown whenever it was the equinoctial week.

A friend of mine living in my hometown sent me this picture of Higanbana.


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Our week long autumnal equinoctial celebration has begun. Many Japanese visit their ancestors' graves during the week whereupon we serve and eat rice cakes called Ohagi.

A friend of mine called me and said that her mother had made some rice cakes (Ohagi in Japanese, which are rice cakes covered with sweet bean paste.), and that she would bring them to my house. I was very pleased to hear that because I love Ohagi. When I had gone to the supermarket the other day, I saw some Ohagi. I wanted to buy some, but I decided not to.

When I opened the box my friend had brought over, I was surprised to see the variety of Ohagi within. There were many kinds in the box, all of which were so beautiful. There were black ones made of rice covered with adzuki bean paste, green ones made of rice covered with sweet green soy bean paste, and white-and-yellow ones made of adzuki bean paste balls covered with rice and millet (*Kibi gives them their yellow coloration).

*I had to assume this is what you had meant.

I had millet Ohagi for the first time. Although I couldn't taste the millet, they were very beautiful.
On the other hand, I could taste the green soy bean paste clearly. They were also very good.

I miss seeing cluster amaryllis, Higanbana. We can't see these flowers in Hokkaido. I used to see them in my hometown throughout the autumnal equinoctial celebration.

A friend of mine living in my hometown sent me this picture of Higanbana.


Re: English Corrections

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
The flower, Higanbana is a poisonous plant, so, nobody picks them up.
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Welcome to my blog.
I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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