Thursday, May 05, 2011


kibidango Awhile back I had written about kibidango.

Well, Satoshi had a business trip to Okayama recently and brought back some kibidango.

These were different from the ones I had previously written about because they weren't covered with kinako (powdered soy bean).

kibidango (2) These were quite tiny and perfect with some green tea.

higashiosaka (5) Oh and today is Boy's Day, well, they now call it Children's Day.

I ran into a dressed up Colonel Sanders and had to share...he is dressed in an origami kabuto (helmet) for the occasion.


genkitummy said...

How funny, a Japanese Colonel Sanders!

Japan Australia said...

Love the Japanese Colonel Sanders with the kabuto. Very much Boy's Day.

We have a son, so we display kabuto (Japanese military helmet worn by samurai). Many people have these as a seasonal decoration displayed during Children’s Day. Kabuto is displayed to express hope that each boy in the family will grow up healthy and strong.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

glad you enjoyed it Genki :)

Thanks for the info J-A!

Take care you two.

Rowena... said...

The hat is so cute! Hmmm...maybe i can figure out how to make one for Mister.

K and S said...

Rowena, you probably have to figure out the sizing but here is a video I found online.

Take care.