Sunday, May 6, 2012 12:22:40 PM
120505012g2.jpg a racoon dog and curps
The May 5 is a Boy's Day. Families which has a son, stand a pole with cloth carp windsocks to pray their children's health and success. (
120505019g2.jpg Origami helmet
I used to make origami helmet with a newspaper in my childhood. My friends liked making origami helmet all through the year to play a rolled newspaper sward fight. The owner of this woman's goods shop makes the origami helmets with clothe and paper for a display of the Boy's Day.
120505016g2.jpg a suit of armer
This armer is able to be put on a small boy. My parents bought me a metal helmet which was enough to big to be put on my head. But I didn't like the feeling of metal on my head, lololol.
At this Japanese cake shop, the Eitaro, I get three pieces of Kashiwa-mochi-cakes.
120505018g2.jpg heap of cakes
I love the Kashiwa-mochi cake. In the show case of this Japanese sweets shop they make a heap of cakes. This cake is very easy to dry to hard. So the owner stands the bamboo curtain wall in front of the case.
There are two kind of Japanese sweets shop. The one makes sweets and cakes for matcha tea ceremony And the other make a sweets or cakes for afternoon green tea. The Eitaro is the first kind one, and this shop is the latter one. I love both kind of shops.
This is the Kashiwamochi cake. It is the rice cake lapped with a oak leaf. The stuff is a sugared red bean paste. The ordinary cake is white one. But I prefer the mugwort grass cake.
The leaf can't be eaten, of course. But the girl's day cake, cherry cake's salted cherry leaf can be eaten.
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And this is the white bean paste with the taste of white miso. I love this one best.