Sweets – spiritual food in Japanese life

In a life, a person has ups and downs, life passes like the seasons. At happy, sad times, sweets are indispensable, which convey the mood of each person. On the day of Japanese Hare no iwai or preparing red bean rice, kouhaku manju, Tsuruno komochi, torikomochi. Torinokomori or three or five tortoise-shaped morigashi or crane. In addition, on the days of the Buddhist Party, there are dumplings for the seasons, Kagusa manjuu, black bean rice or cakes with daffodils, camellia or lotus flowers.

Indeed, sweets have truly become an indispensable food in Japanese people’s lives. And below are the types of cakes related to each specific event throughout the life of a person born in this Cherry Blossom.

Chakutai iwai: on the day of the fifth month of pregnancy, pregnant women will wrap a bandage on their abdomen and wish for a safe baby birth. This day is called the death day, based on the safety of dogs being born. Today there are sweets like Kouhaku mochi, Obijime dango, Sekihan.

Shussanshuku ceremony – a congratulatory greeting for the baby: at birth, the arch of the bow and arrow will make the devil run away thanks to the mystical power of the bow. On the third day after birth, the baby’s family will go to the neighbor’s house and give Obaki rice balls to them. Today there are Harawata sweets, Mitsume-ohagi, Torinokomochi or Sekihan.

Omiyamairi Ceremony: On the 31st day for boys and the 33rd day for girls after birth, the Japanese will have to visit the guardian deity, praying for a child without a disaster or illness. Kouhaku manju, Torinokomochi, Sekihan are often used on this Omiyamairi occasion.

Lễ Hatsusekku – lễ chào đón những đứa bé mới sinh. Lễ chào đón cho các bé gái được gọi là Momo no sekku, lễ chúc mừng cho các bé trai thì gọi là tango no sekku. Vào ngày này có các loại bánh Kashiwamochi, Chimaki, Sakuramochi, Hinaarare, hishimochi, kusamochi.

The unique Japanese cuisine culture

Japanese cuisine is the most famous in the world because of the fussy manner in processing and decorating each dish, the taste of Japanese food is usually elegant, gentle. It is suitable to the natural atmosphere of each season, bearing boldness own identity. Coming to Japan, you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the unique and artistic dishes of the beautiful Phu Tang country of Japanese cuisine is also known as Washoku.

This is a very unique feature of Japanese cuisine, a subtle and harmonious blend of Japanese cuisine with Chinese and Western dishes. Therefore, you can’t help but be surprised when the Japanese table is filled with sausages, bread, … or the habit of drinking coffee in the morning.

Most Japanese dishes are very low in calories but ensure adequate nutrition for the body. The main ingredients used for processing are usually derived from soybeans, seafood from the sea and vegetables. Therefore, Japanese cuisine in addition to meet the needs of delicious food is very nutritious for health. It may be the same dish, such as ramen, but each region has a way of processing and bringing a distinct flavor.

A blessing on the occasion of the new year such as sake to eliminate evil spirits, prolong life, tofu with strong wishes, wish your family always happy with grilled cod eggs. Shrimp is central to longevity, long life. Sushi with sea bream instead of prosperous wishes, …

For Japanese food culture, they often say “itadakimasu” before eating rice. It means “to invite” as a thank you to those who have prepared for that meal. After eating, they will say “gochiso sama deshita” – meaning “thank you for the delicious meal”. When pouring sake, it will be poured to others and poured only for themselves when the bottle is empty.