Ohagi-Rice dumpling covered with bean jam


Ohagi-Rice dumpling covered with bean jam

Ohagi is a traditional Japanese pastry.
It is made by mixing together cooking glutinous and nonglutinous rice.
lightly squashing and molding this into balls
which are covered with bean jam,orelse soybean flour or sesame seeds.

おはぎ

This is essential food twice a year for spring and autumn equinoctial weeks(higan in Japanese)
March 21 this day is national holiday in Japan for venerating nature and cherishing
all kinds of life. Autumn equinoctial week(higan) is one week including this day.

In buddhism,higan indicates”the next world” or “paradise”
during this higan period,we visit grave and offer flowers and incense
and mourn for the spirits of the dead.

Originally,Ohagi was made in the home to offer the spirits of the ancestors
but now it it a typical Japanese confectionery.

墓参り

Originally,it was made in the home to offer the spirits of the ancestors,
but now it is a typical Japanese confectionery.


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