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12/04/2010

azuki arai

  
  



小豆洗い . 特別純米原酒







washing red beans -
the river turns
ricewine









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Inspired by the TV series about
Gegege no Nyobo, wife of Mizuki Shigeru
ゲゲゲの女房


. Mizuki Shigeru and GEGEGE (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) .    


I am studying his monsters related to food,
hopefully there will be more !



Azuki Arai

This little bean washer monster sits on a river bank and washes red beans in a basket. You can hear the sound of this, but usually not see him while he works.
You can even hear him hum a gentle song.


The TV scene when Shigeru met him and heared him ask of Mizuki to produce an encyclopedia of Japanese monsters was very moving !

水木しげる 妖怪図鑑
水木しげる妖怪大百科





This monster is well known in many parts of Japan, mostly in Kaii (Yamanashi), Shinano (Nagano) and Echigo (Niigata).
It often comes out to a farmhouse where the bride is preparing to go to her husband, and the family is too poor to cook auspicious rice with red beans. When the family checks the kitchen in the morning, there is a bunch of freshly washed red beans ready to be cooked.

In Tottori they say this is in fact a monkey, hanging around old farmhouses.





Some say it washes azuki beans, others say it rinses rice or chopsticks.
kometogi ba 米とぎ婆
hashi arai 箸洗い

It is also called

azuki togi 小豆とぎ, rinsing red beans
making a sound like ショキショキ "shoki shoki".

Sometimes his song sounds like
小豆とごうか、人取って食おうか ショキ、ショキ


Shall I rinse red beans?
or catch a human
and eat it?


Other names are

あずい洗い/小豆あらいど/小豆洗い婆/小豆こし/小豆ごしゃごしゃ/小豆さらさら/小豆すり/小豆そぎ/小豆そぎ婆/小豆とぎ/小豆とげ/小豆婆/小豆やら/米とぎ婆/コメカシ/洗濯狐/付け紐小僧/荒神様/山の神/赤小豆洗い/米とぎ婆さま/箸洗い /


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source : morioka_hisamoto

from Takehara Shunsensai 竹原春泉斎 『絵本百物語』
Woodblocks of the Edo Period


Once upon a time at a temle in the village of Takada, the priest cared for the young orphans of the village.

One boy was especially clever.
When the priest showed a box full of red beans and asked how much there were inside, he could immediately tell the number.

The priest was quite surprized and thought to make this boy follow in his priestly profession.
Another of his students, the vicious Enkai, got so envious he threw the intelligent kid to his death, into the well.

From this day on, every night, every night they heared his voice in the well, counting red beans.

Eventually, the vicious Enkai was brought to justice by the local authorities, and received the death penalty for his deed.

From that day on, the souls of the good and the bad student appeared every night, every night after sunset, counting red beans in the well,
or near the river bank.

Nobody wanted to take over this temple any more, and it was left without a priest, when the old monk died, maybe in 1689 ... ?


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And now to the present-day reality !



CLICK For original, Wikipedia


azukiarai 小豆洗い insect "washing red beans"
kigo for all autumn

. Chatatemushi, 茶立虫 "tea whisking insect"  
Graphopsocus cruciatus

konachatate 粉茶立(こなちゃたて)
kakurezatoo 隠座頭(かくれざとう)


A group of insects with more than 5000 subgroups, Stenopsocus aphidiformis
Psococerastis tokyoensis, Psocomorpha, Longivalvus nubilus, Psococerastis kurokiana, Amphigerontia sp., Psocodea, Psocoptera, Troctomorpha, Trogiomorpha etc.

Some species have wings, others do not.
The ones without wings are about 1 to 2 milimeters, with long legs. Some resemble small white ants, with a rather large head.

The winged species are about 3 to 7 milimeters, the wings can be much longer than the body.



washing red beans -
a monster turns
KIGO !


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. WASHOKU
Azuki 小豆 red beans
 


. ANIMALS in AUTUMN
SAIJIKI



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10/19/2010

Daruma Sushi

  
  







Daruma Sushi -
an artistic touch
for my dinner














. WASHOKU
Daruma Sushi だるま寿司



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8/28/2010

coffee pee

  
  








koohii pii -
the wonderful world
of Japanese sweets










koohii pii, Japlish for "coffee pee"

peanuts with coffee flavor coating




we also have

bataa pii, butter pee (slightly roasted in butter)
choko pee チョコピ- ... with chocolate flavor
miso pee みそピー ... with miso paste

yude pee ゆでピー boiled peanuts

and Mister Pee, the peanuts shop  
and even
Pii Chan ピーなっち, Little Miss Pee







. peanuts, rakkasei 落花生 (らっかせい)
kigo for late autumn


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8/18/2010

Marushima Soy Sauce

  
  









magic patterns
in a circle . . .
all about food









. www.marusima.co.jp .  

丸島醤油 Marushima Soy Sauce





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. WASHOKU
Soy Sauce , Sojasoße, Sojasauce
 









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8/06/2010

Myoga Ginger

  
  







myooga no ko -
the roots of life
on my table

















We harvested our first myooga of the year.
It is delicious fried with a crambled egg or in miso soup.


More ways to eat it are here
and more kigo too :



. Japanese ginger (myooga)  
myooga no ko 茗荷の子 "children of myoga"




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6/17/2010

fried onions

  
  



trying to loose weight -
the lingering fragrance of
dried fried onions




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. tamanegi 玉葱 (たまねぎ) round onion  


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4/18/2010

holding hands

  
  




a12 white and pink buds




two friends
beginning to hold hands ...
spring in the air





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a few days later


an old couple
by the roadside ...
spring in the air





26 a nice couple





29 pink and white together










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My first encounter with these buds reminded me of this decoration for the new year

. WASHOKU
mochibana 餅花 (もちばな) "mochi flowers"
 




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9/06/2009

kabocha Daruma

  
  


he looks just
like my dear friend Daruma -
Shishigatani pumpkin





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Painting by boumama 735






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. WASHOKU
Shishigatani kabocha 鹿ヶ谷南瓜(カボチャ)
pumpkins from Shishigatani
 

with a photo of the pumpkin with a red sash


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hakusai with a blue obi sash


Tawara writes a tanka about cabbage with a red sash, side by side in front of the store.


白菜が赤帯しめて店先にうっふんうっふん肩を並べる


Tawara Machi 俵万智

© More in the WIKIPEDIA ! Machi Tawara




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9/02/2009

political pie

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take a bite
from the political pie -
Hatoyama bisquits





Manju are named after famous politicians


Koizumi manjuu 小泉まんじゅう
Koizumi Junichiro
koizumi manju




Ozawa manjuu おざわまんじゅう, 小沢饅頭
小沢一郎 Ozawa Ichiro
ozawa manju
similar to dadacha manjuu.
いっちゃんまんじゅう Ittchan Manju



Shinchan manjuu 晋ちゃんまんじゅう

安倍晋太郎(あべしんたろう) Abe Shintaroo



Aso manjuu with chocolate
生チョコ大福・麻生まんじゅう
do not click here
麻生太郎首相 Aso Taro

Aso Taro Manju


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September 2009
after the august 30 elections




Hatoyama sabure / 鳩山民衆サブレー / 鳩山サブレー
Hatoyama Bisquits
Hatoyama bisquits / Yukio Hatoyama Yukio
maybe the next prime minister ...
鳩山由紀夫, born 1947
CLICK here for PHOTOS !

He wears a headgear with a helmet like Naoe Kanetsugu 直江兼続公, hero of the samurai drama of this year, 2009, with the character AI 愛 on the helmet.
Shogun Daruma




Fujikawa Yuri 藤川ゆり
ゆりたんの美味しすぎる りんごケーキ
Yuritan Apple Cake . Yuri Fujikawa

ringo apple cakes
Politician from Hachinohe, Northern Japan



Kenchan Manju 健ちゃんまんじゅう
千葉県の森田健作知事 Morita Kensaku from Chiba






Aso Taro 2009 Manju
秘密の太郎ちゃん
from Akihabara 秋葉原名物
Manju to change Japan 日本をかえるまんじゅう

Aso Taro


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.............................................. Here is a special treat

Obama Manju, OBAMAまんじゅう / オバマ饅頭

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obama sakemanju

From the town Obama in Japan.



source : facebook - washoku
Obama Sushi Roll

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8/28/2009

smoked cheese

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long autumn rain -
the smell of senbei and
smoked cheese




These special senbei, rice crackers, have a very typical smell. They are called mame mochi  豆もち with roasted soybeans, from Tokachi, Hokkaido.
Each one is wrapped in an extra pouch and when you open one, the rich fragrance of rice emerges from it.





The kigo is LONG AUTUMN RAIN, aki no naga-ame 秋の長雨.
WKD - Rain in various kigo



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1/15/2008

diet

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winter diet -
a bite of broiled fish
and miso soup








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