September 23, 2008

Shuubun Treat

Today is the autumn equinox or shuubun in Japanese. It is actually a school holiday and a work holiday for some people. Today is ohigan, a day when spirits come back. The big red kanji on the paper label says ohigan.

This is the plastic box without the paper label. It is marked with its own label. It tells us that the box contains ohagi.

This is ohagi. It is a azuki bean and rice treat. It is eaten on ohigan. Check the next post for a close-up.

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