Posted by: Ryoko
May 5 is the Boy's festival.
It's time for celebrating and wishing for boys' growth.
Let's display carp-shaped streamers, Samurai dolls, and eat KASHIWA-MOCHI!!
Kashiwa-Mochi is a seasonal Japanese sweet consists of a sweet rice cake
wrapped in kashiwa (oak) leaves.
Oak leaves don't actually fall until new buds emerge, that's why they are used for the symbol of strength.
There are two types of sweet paste inside the cake; either a sweet bean paste
or a mixture of miso and bean paste.
Posted by: ryoko (May 5, 2010 3:15 PM)