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4/11/2010

Leek and nira haiku

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. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 in Edo .

was very fond of negi leek 葱  (nebuka) and also of
nira 韮 , Chinese garlic chives.

The translation is sometimes LEEK for both words.



冬ざれや小鳥のあさる韮畠
fuyuzare ya kotori no asaru nirabatake

withering plants in winter . . .
little birds search food
in the nira leek fields

Tr. Gabi Greve



Winter bareness--
Small birds foraging
Among the leeks.

trans. John M. Rosenfield
(in "Mynah Birds and Flying Rocks: Word and Image in the Art of Yosa Buson.")



Winter bareness--
little birds seeking food
in the patch of green onions.

trans. Sawa & Shiffert



Winter desolation;
Small birds fossicking*
In the scallion garden.

trans. Blyth

*fossicking: an unusual word, primarily used to mean prospecting for gold in Cornish English and Australian English. In the OED, the second meaning is: To rummage or hunt about; to search. And the third meaning is: To dig out, to hunt up (something).



Of the English words used to translate 'asaru':
"search," "seeking," "fossicking," and "foraging," I prefer "foraging." In fact, my Random House Japanese-English / English-Japanese Dictionary defines "asaru" as meaning: "rummage; forage; search for."
Larry Bole
Translating Haiku Forum



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ふゆざれや北の家陰(やかげ)の韮(にら)をかる
fuyuzare ya kita no yakage no nira o karu

Winter bareness;
in the north shadow of the house
cutting green onions.

trans. Sawa & Shiffert


. WASHOKU
Garlic chives, Chinese chives (nira)
 


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葱買うて枯木の中を帰りけり
nebuka katte kareki no naka ni kaeri keri / nebuta koote (kaute)

I buy some leek
and then walk home
under bare trees
. . .

Here Buson contrasts the brown dreary color of the withered trees and the fresh green he carries home to his wife and children for a delicious hot leek soup.
Tr. Gabi Greve



Buying leeks
and walking home
under the bare trees.

trans. Hass


negi koote kareki no naka o kaerekeri

Buying leeks
and then between withered trees
having returned.

trans. Sawa & Shiffert


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うら町に葱うる声や宵の月 
ura machi ni negi uru koe ya yoi no tsuki

in the nearby village
the voice of the leek sellers ...
moon of tonight




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易水にねぶか流るる寒さかな
Ekisui ni nebuka nagaruru samusa kana

A leek,
Floating down the Ekisui,--
Ah, the cold!

Tr. Blyth

According to Blyth:
Keika, of the kingdom of En, who intended to kill King Shi, of the kingdom of Shin, 222-206 B.C., parted from Prince Tan, of En, at this river in North China. (He failed, and was himself killed).

Buson has taken this long, cold leek and put it in a place a thousand miles away, and at a time of two thousand years ago. What a long way to go to express the apparently simple sensations of whiteness and cold!


in the "Biographies of the Assassins" in Sima Qian's
"Records of the Grand Historian", where we find the famous verse,
易水歌
"風蕭蕭兮易水寒,壯士一去兮不復還!

The wind whistles and the River Yi runs cold
He'll never return again, this hero so bold!.


source : Jan Walls / facebook


The River Ekisui,
A leek is flowing;
How cold it is!

Tr. Tr. Shoji Kumano


The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 3.

along river Ekisui
a leek is floating down
in this cold . . .

Tr. Gabi Greve


. Buson and haiku about rivers .


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腐儒者 韮 の羹 くらひけり
kusare jusha nira no atsumono kurai keri

Corrupt Confucian
Drank a brew of
Hot leek soup.

trans. Rosenfield

Rosenfield says of this haiku:
"...Buson employed the particularly harsh term 'kusare' (rotten, smelly, putrid, corrupt) to characterize a Confucian scholar...

"This hokku refers to an ancient ritual in which Confucians drank a certain kind of soup, but the verse was based on one by Du Fu that attacks false Confucians and not the presigious caste itself. Unflattering or ironic references to the Buddhist clergy appear in some of Buson's verses. More, however, contain expressions of piety and respect."



. WASHOKU
Garlic chives, Chinese chives (nira)
 


and more about the poor Confucian sholar

貧乏な儒者訪ひ来ぬる冬至哉
貧乏な 儒者とひ来(きた)る 冬至哉
binboo na jusha toi-kitaru tooji kana

a poor Confucian scholar
comes to visit
for the winter solstice . . .

Tr. Gabi Greve

The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 2.

. WKD : Confucius - Sekiten 釈奠 or Sekisai 釈菜 .
Neo-Confucianism in the Edo period


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There is also a special ramen soup with extra leek in memory of Buson

Buson Raamen + negi 蕪村ラーメン+ねぎ Buson Ramen
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Buson-An sells
negi miso senbei 蕪村庵のねぎみそせんべい
rice crackers with Kujo negi

ねぎみそ煎餅


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More Leek Haiku by Basho and others


葱白く洗ひたてたる寒さ哉
nebuka shiroku araiagetaru samusa kana

deep-rooted leeks
washed pure white:
so cold

trans. Barnhill

Barnhill's note:
Winter: onion; cold. 1691-92 (around the 10th of Tenth Month; November 29). Basho drew a painting of three leeks on a cutting board to accompany this hokku. The Tarui area, where this was written, was known for leeks with an underground stem that was white and up to a foot long ('nebuka' literally means "deep root").


Other translations of this haiku:

deep-rooted leeks
washed spotlessly white--
how cold!

Tr. Ueda


deep-rooted leeks
when finished washing
the coldness

Tr. Jane Reichhold

An exerpt from Reichhold's note:
[Basho] gave [the picture] to the Priest Kigai of Honryuuji Temple at Tarui in Mina Province.


The leeks
Newly washed white,--
How cold it is!

Tr. Blyth

Blyth's comment:
Even in summer the leeks would look cool, but in winter, after having been washed, they look like snowy icicles: This verse is not objective, as if written:

Washed,
How chill
The white leeks!

It is not subjective, as if written:

The white leeks
Washed,
How cold I am!


Basho feels himself to be a white leek, newly washed, and stood there next to the others. But he does not say anything as absurd as this, nor does he think it.


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白葱のひかりの棒をいま刻むを
shironegi no hikari no boo o ima kizamu

white leek
turned into light beam
now being cut up


Momoko Kuroda
Tr. Ueda


cutting
the white leeks
like shafts of light

translator unavailable to me


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negi sagete roojo boai ni hitorigoto

carrying leeks
an old woman in misty dusk
whispers to herself

Kayoko Hashimoto
Tr. Higginson


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Matsuo Basho wrote

今朝の雪根深を園の枝折かな
kesa no yuki nebuka o sono no shiori kana


snow in the morning -
long leek are the signposts
in the vegetable garden


Matsuo Basho
at age 36



「根深」とは葱のこと。朝起きてみると大雪が積もっている。菜園のいたるところに雪が積もり、何処がどこだか分からない。そんな中にネギだけがちょこんと顔を出している。これが菜園の枝折のようだ。枝折は道しるべのこと。
source : itoyo/basho


After morning snow
onino shoots rise in the garden
like little singposts

reggeli hóban
csak a zöldhagymák
jelzik a kerti utat

. Reference .



A morning of snow
Only the onions in the garden
Blaze the trail

Tr. Jane Reichhold

facebook, march 2011


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. WASHOKU
Negi, nebuka 葱 Leek



. WASHOKU
Garlic chives, Chinese chives 韮 nira



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10/14/2009

Yookai Nabe Monster food

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Monster Soup (yookai nabe)

***** Location: Shikoku, Japan
***** Season: Topic
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Explanation

yookai nabe 妖怪鍋 "monster soup"

from local wild boars and vegetables, flavored with local miso paste.

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From Shikoku, Tokushima, Miyoshi township
Yamashiro Oboke Yookai Mura
山城大歩危妖怪村


Other delicacies served:
youkai drinks




yookai koohii 妖怪珈琲 "monster coffee"
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nezumi otoko jiru ねずみ男汁 "soup of the mouse-boy"
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yookai jiru 妖怪汁 "monster soup"
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medama ojaji jiru 目玉のおやじ汁 "soup with the man of only one big eye"
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. WASHOKU
GeGeGe souveniers and food in 2010
 
Tottori 2010


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This small village on the slopes of the high Shikoku mountains in the Iya Valley area uses local and other monsters to bring back some life into the ageing village.
Every year in Summer there is a "Monster Festival", where they serve a big pot of "monster soup".

They also sell "Monster Tea", yookai cha 妖怪茶.



This village is the origin of the monster called
konaki jijii 児啼爺(こなきじじい) "grandfather who cries like a baby", a huge baby monster
If you find him like a baby crying and pick him up, he will get heavier and heavier and turn into stone right there.
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子泣きじじい, konaki jiji
is also one of the monsters in the famous GEGEGE no Kitaro
ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 manga. (see below)

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Konaki-jiji 子泣き爺, Konaki-Jiji, "Old man crying"
The Konaki-jiji is said to be able to take the appearance of an old man or a baby. In either case, the spirit lures an unwary bypasser towards it and allows him or her to pick it up. After the spirit is picked up, it suddenly becomes a heavy stone that crushes the victim to death. In some versions of Konaki-jiji stories, the spirit is that of a baby left to die in the wilderness.
The Konaki-jiji can be traced back to family records in Shikoku where the term was used to describe an old man who sounded like a child when he cried. The term was eventually used in a national encyclopedia of yokai and became a nationally known phenomenon.
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In Tokushima (Shikoku)
If people hear him cry in the far mountains, there will be an earthquake.
. jishin 地震 Legends about Earthquakes .

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On more than 80 spots in the valley, there are "monster legends". Some monsters teach children and the local people to come home before dark, or not to build a house on the slope, because the ground is not safe and prone to landslides.

The children study the local monsters at school and also learn about all the old monsters of Japan.
The grown-ups prepare large faces of styropor for the annual monster procsssion during the monster festival 妖怪まつり. There is also a "monster band" with some music.

The region is now one of the worlds "monster protection areas" 怪遺産 of the world monster association 世界妖怪協会.

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Konaki Jijii (子泣き爺, "Child-crying Old Man")
Konaki Jijii is a comic, absent-minded old yōkai man who attacks enemies by clinging to them and turning himself to stone, increasing his weight immensely and pinning them down. He and Sunakake Babaa often work as a team. The original konaki jijii is a ghost which is said to appear in the woods of Tokushima Prefecture in the form of a crying infant. When it is picked up by some hapless traveller, it increases its weight until it crushes him.
Konaki-jijii first appears in a cameo as one of many yōkai attending a sukiyaki party in the story A Walk to Hell before making a more prominent appearance in The Great Yōkai War.
In the 2002 Kodansha International Bilingual Comics edition, he is referred to as Old Man Crybaby.

wikipedia : GeGeGe no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎)


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Food as Yokai - Manga - 妖怪たちのイラスト
「 鰹節猫」 katsuobushi cat and many more
- source : japaaan.com/archives/32651 -


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Other monster food in Japan


yookai raamen 妖怪ラーメン Monster Noodle Soup
Yokai ramen
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Worldwide use


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Japanese Ghosts and Ghost Stories, kaidan 怪談

Ghosts, monsters, demons (yookai, bakemono) Japan


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HAIKU and SENRYU


a little village
comes back to life -
monster soup

Gabi Greve, October 2009


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***** WASHOKU : Regional Japanese Dishes

Tokushima Dishes 徳島


. Oni 鬼 Demon Amulets .

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10/08/2009

Meersalz

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Meersalz (shio 塩)


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Dank seiner langen Küstengebiete wird in Japan an einigen Orten seit alter Zeit Meersalz gewonnen. Entweder wird Meersalz in großen „Salzfeldern“ (enden 塩田) an der Sonne getrocknet oder in Kesseln aufgekocht und das Wasser verdampft.
Das „Tabak- und Salzmuseum“ von Shibuya in Tokyo gibt Auskunft über die Geschichte und Wichtigkeit des Salzes in der Kultur Japans.

In der Stadt Shiogama  塩釜 (wörtlich: Salzkessel) in der Präfektur Miyagi wird in einem Shintoo-Schrein die Salz-Gottheit „Shiotsuchi no oji“ verehrt. Die Gottheit in Gestalt eines alten Mannes soll vor langer, langer Zeit an diesem Ort den Fischern die Kunst der Gewinnung von Salz aus dem Meerwasser beigebracht haben und heute noch wird hier im Juli eine Zeremonie zu seinen Ehren abgehalten.
Shiogama Myoojin (塩釜明神, 鹽竈明神)

In Japan dient das Salz zur rituellen Reinigung vor Zeremonien; jeder Sumoringer wirft eine Handvoll Salz in den Ring, bevor er ihn betritt, um ihn vor eventuellen negativen Einflüssen des Kampfes vor ihm zu reinigen.

Wenn ein ungeliebter Besucher, z. B. der Schuldeneintreiber das Haus verlassen hatte, rief der Hausvater in Edo (und auch heute noch in Tokyo) seine Frau und befahl: „Hol das Salzfaß und streue eine Handvoll in den Eingang!“

Genaue Beobachter bemerken an beiden Seiten des Eingangs zu einem traditionellen japanischen Restaurant, einem Theater oder anderen Etablissement zur Bewirtung von Gästen zwei kleine Salzberge (morijio 盛塩). Dieser Brauch hat seinen Ursprung vielleicht im alten China. Ein gewisser Kaiser hatte mehr als 3000 Konkubinen und machte sich jeden Abend auf den Weg, eine der Damen zu besuchen. Eine besonders schlaue Konkubine häufte am Eingang zu ihrem Haus etwas Salz an, um den Ochsen vor dem Karren des Kaisers anzulocken. Während das Tier genüßlich am Salz leckte, betrat der überlistete Kaiser notgedrungen die Gemächer der Dame.

Salz war früher besonders wichtig für die Haltbarmachung von Lebensmitteln und wurde auf den „Salzstraßen“ von den Küstengebieten zum Landesinneren transportiert. An der Straße vom Meer über den Asahina-Paß nach Kamakura steht im Temple Koosokuji der „Salzleckende Jizoo“ (shioname Jizoo 塩なめ地蔵).
CLICK for more photos Bodhisattva Jizoo wacht an den Sechs Wegen im Nachleben und seine Steinfiguren, entweder eine oder sechs, finden sich häufig am Wegrand. Die Salzhändler auf dem Weg nach Kamakura opferten diesem Jizo immer eine Priese Salz. Auf dem Rückweg war das Salz dann verschwunden und die Händler freuten sich, dass die Gottheit ihre Gabe angenommen hatten und versprachen sich davon Glück beim Salzhandel.



Die Salzstraße von Niigata entlang dem Fluß Itoigawa nach Matsumoto in Nagano (shio no michi) ist 120 Kilometer lang. Im Austausch für Salz, gesalzene Meeresfrüchte und Baumwolle transportierten die Händler Tabak, Sojabohnen und Hanf zur Küste und das Salzstraßenmuseum in Omachi zeugt heute noch von den Schwierigkeiten der Händler auf den engen Paßstraßen. Diese Salzstraße ist historisch besonders bekannt, weil der Landesfürst Uesugin Kenshin (1530-1578) auf diesem Weg seinem Erzfeind Takeda Shingen (1521-1573) im Innland Salz schickte nach dem Motto: „Ich bekämpfe Dich zwar mit Pfeil und Bogen, aber nicht mit dem Entzug von Reis und Salz!“, als andere Feinde die Einfuhr von Salz und Reis in die Domäne des Shingen während der Belagerung unterbrochen hatten.
Shio no michi 塩の道 The Salt Road  


In der Inlandsee zwischen den Präfekturen Okayama und Kagawa liegen die „Inseln, wo Salz gekocht wird“ (Shiwaku shotoo 塩飽諸島).
Die Salzgewinnung auf den Inseln war seit der Joomon-Zeit bekannt. Um 1830 erweiterte der Unternehmer Kume Tsuuken die Salzfelder von Sakaide (Präfektur Kagawa) erheblich und das Geschäft in der neuen „Salzstadt“ blühte auf, die Gegend war der größte Salzproduzent seiner Zeit in Japan. Nach dem 2. Weltkrieg wurden viele Salzfelder in Industriegebiete umgewandelt, aber ein Ausstellungsgelände und Museum im Küstenpark zeugt bis heute von diesen Aktivitäten.
Das Salz von Sakaide wird für die Sanuki-Udon-Nudeln verwendet.
Kume Tsuuken 久米通賢(くめつうけん)


Die Insel Hakata in der Inlandsee nahe bei Imabari auf der Insel Shikoku ist bekannt für das natürliche Meersalz, das auch in der lokalen Suppe „Hakata-Ramen mit Salz“ (Hakata no shio raamen) verwendet wird.
Gefüllte Gaufrette-Waffeln mit Vanillecreme und Salz (shio banira goofuretto), sind eine etwas ungewöhnliche Mischung, aber das Salz von Hakata macht es möglich. Auch Softeis mit Salz und Salz-Mochi mit süße rotem Bohnenmus sind im Handel. Für die Japaner bringt etwas Salz erst die richtige Süße einer Speise zur Geltung.


Ein besonderes „Algen-Salz“ (mojio 藻塩 ) wird gewonnen durch das Aufgießen von Meerwasser auf Seegras oder Abkochen zusammen mit Meerwasser zur Erhöhung des Mineralgehaltes; es war ursprünglich eine Art Medizin, die wahrscheinlich über Korea ihre Verwendung in Japan fand und bis heute als besondere Würze zu Tempura gereicht wird. Es wird bereits in der Gedichtsammlung „Manyooshuu“ besungen.
Salz vermischt mit Kurome-Seetang (kuromejio くろめ塩) wird als Geschmacksverfeinerung über frische Seeigel gestreut.
Salz versetzt mit grünem Pulvertee (machajio 抹茶塩) eignet sich zum Tunken für Tempura.


„Reinigungs-Salz“ wird bei bei einer Beerdigung an die Anwesenden verteilt. Man bestreut sich damit, um sich von den "Verunreinigungen" zu reinigen.


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Related words

***** Shio ... Salt  塩 Salz

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8/08/2009

Daruma Food LINKS LIST

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Daruma Food LINKS




Akachochin CHOOCHIN, lanterns 提灯とだるま
Ame, dagashi <> Sweets  飴、駄菓子
Anko, sweet bean paste Daruma 餡子だるま , だるまあん

Azuki Daruma 小豆を「達磨」made from Red Beans

Bentoobako ― Lunchbox with Daruma Bentoobako 弁当箱
Bon, 盆 a tray

CHA 茶 The world of TEA and Daruma

Coasters
Cookies だるまクッキー
Daruma sweets

Cups and Mugs
..... Guinomi ぐい飲み Tea Cups
Cup soup <> カップラーメン Cup Ramen, Cup Raamen
Curry from GLICO グリコカレー / glico カレー職人 Gookaku 合格 to pass the examination

Fukutoku Senbei <> Waffles for Good Luck from Kanazawa
福徳せんべい

Gokoku hojo .. 五穀豊穣 (gokoku hoojoo)
Prayers for a Bountiful Harvest of the Five Grains

Hamburger Cotelettes KATSU Daruma Food
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Hashi, O-Hashi ... Chopsticks お箸 おはし
Hashi oki ... chopstick rests 箸置き
Himedaruma, Hime Daruma sweets 姫達磨 姫だるま


Juken Food 受験フーズ Examination Hell Food, January 2007

Kabocha Daruma as Pumpkinかぼちゃ達磨, かぼちゃだるま
Kagome Food for Exam Students カゴメ 
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..... Kashigata 菓子型 Cake mold from iron
..... Kashi bin 菓子ビン <> Glass for cookies
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Maekake ... Apron 前掛け
Masamune
Daruma Masamune 達磨正宗 Aged Rice wine
Mito Kōmon .. 水戸黄門 Tokugawa Mitsukuni 徳川 光圀

Nabe ... だるま鍋 ... Cooking pot and restaurant
Natto 納豆 ... Fermented Beans
Noren ... Door Curtains 暖簾 のれん


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Tokkuri ― Drinking Hot Sake with Daruma  徳利とだるま
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7/03/2009

Karee Curry INFO

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Curry (karee)

***** Location: Japan
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Explanation

Curry is a dish of India, but in Japan it has taken on a life of its own.


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Curry (カレー, karē) is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It is commonly served in three main forms: curry rice (カレーライス, karē raisu), karē udon (thick noodles) and karē-pan (bread. Curry rice is most commonly referred to simply as 'curry' (カレー, karē).

A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, chicken and sometimes duck are the most popular, in order of decreasing popularity. Katsu-karē is a breaded deep-fried pork cutlet with curry sauce.

Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1869 - 1913),
at a time when India was under the administration of the British. The dish became popular and available for purchase in supermarkets and restaurants in the late 1960s. It has been adapted since its introduction to Japan, and is so widely consumed that it can be called a national dish.
As curry rice was introduced to Japan via English cuisine, it was originally considered to be Western cuisine.

original curry (オリジナルカレー, orijinaru karē), Japanese style

Curry sauce (カレーソース, karē sōsu) is served on top of cooked rice to make curry rice. Curry sauce is made by frying together curry powder, flour and oil, along with other ingredients, to make roux (ルー, rū); the roux is then added to stewed meat and vegetables, and then simmered until thickened. Adding potatoes to curry sauce was introduced by William S. Clark of the Sapporo Agricultural College, due to rice shortages at the time.

While curry roux and curry sauce are strictly speaking not the same, many people do not distinguish between the two, and it is common for people to ask for 'extra roux' (ルー増し, rū mashi) when ordering extra curry sauce in restaurants.

Instant curry roux カレールー was first sold in powder form by House Foods in 1926, and in block form by S&B Foods in 1956.

Vacuum-sealed curry sauce, prepared by heating the pouch in hot water or the microwave, is also popular.

dorai karē (ドライカレー) dry curry
yaki karē / yaki karee (焼きカレー)

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It comes in three basic tasts

sweet 甘口 amakuchi
medium 中辛 chuukara
hot 辛口 karakuchi



It is served in small stand-only shops in the stations, Indian restaurants or curry restaurants, where it is served extra in a silver bowl.



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Indo karee インドカレー "Indian Curry"


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Some Curry Specialities 日本のカレー



aroe karee アロエカレー aloe curry with Aloe vera



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chikin karee チキンカレー chicken curry





Fujisan karee 富士山名物カレー "Curry a la Fujisan"
The rice is heaped like a little mountain top
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Fukushima Curry specialities

karee chaahan カレーチャーハン fried rice with curry sauce
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karee raamen カレーラーメン noodle soup with curry sauce
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karee yakisoba カレーやきそば
fried noodles with curry sauce
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. bengara karee ベンガラカレー Bengara Curry
from Fukiya village, Okayama 



biifu karee ビーフカレ beef curry
from all kinds of famous Japanese beef varieties
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... Matsusaka gyuu karee 松阪牛カレー Matsuzaka beef
Mie prefecture



. Gegege no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) . Beef Curry
from Tottori, home of Mizuki Shigeru, Manga Painter



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gooya karee ゴーヤーカレー bitter melon curry, goya curry
Okinawa


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gotoochi karee ご当地カレー "local curry"
from all the different regions of Japan


A shop in Kurashiki offers more than 60 varieties of local curry during the hot summer of 2010!


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A Book with recipes from 47 prefectures of Japan.


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Hokkaido howaito karee 北海道ホワイトカレー white curry from Hokkaido
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hokki karee ほっきカレー / ホッキカレー hokki shell curry
hokki long shell, Spisula sachalinensis.
Speciality of the Ainu in Hokkaido
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hotate karee ほたてカレー scallop curry
Aomori



ishiyaki karee 石焼きカレー curry sauce with rice served in a heated stone bowl
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jikaree 地カレー "local curry"
prepared in small factories for the local people.
With hacho miso and beans and other ingredients.




kaki karee 牡蠣カレー oyster curry
Hiroshima


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karee aisu カレーアイスクリーム ice cream with curry flavor
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karee bootoo カレーぼうとう / カレーホウトウcurry taste hootoo
from Yamanashi



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karee mame カレー豆 peanuts with curry flavor
Chiba prefecture



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kareepan, karee pan カレーパン curry bread
This is very popular, especially with children.


karee raisu カレーライス curry rice cooked rice with curry


karee ramune カレーラムネ lemonade with curry flavor
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karee soomen カレーそうめん cold soomen noodles with curry sauce
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karee soosu カレーソース curry sauce
to poor on many dishes for additional flavor
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katsu karee カツカレー cotelette with curry sauce on rice
Because of the auspicious meaning of KATSU (to win) this is often eaten to pass an examination.



kiima karee キーマカレー keema curry, qeema curry
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konan karee コナンカレー Conan curry  
From Tottori, with Manga illustration cover



maaboo karee マーボーカレー Mabo-Curry
sauce mix with Chinese-flavored mabo-sauce



nashi karee 梨カレー nashi pear curry
Shimane
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... seiyoo nashi karee 西洋梨カレー western pears curry
from Niigata




orientaru raisu オリエンタルライス oriental rice
a kind of dry curry, with low-fat salami from local cows. On top of this a special demi-glace curry sauce.
From Nemuro, Hokkaido



pooku karee ポークカレー pork curry
similar to beef curry, but with pieces of pork meat.
Not common in Osaka.
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Potato Curry Pizza, Hokkaido Style
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ringo karee リンゴカレー / りんごカレーapple curry
Nagano
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saba karee サバカレー mackerel curry
Chiba
Made fresh or sold in tins.
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shikaniku-iri karee raisu シカ肉入りカレーライス
curry rice with deer meat, Ezo-deer meat curry
Hokkaido


suupukaree, スープカレー soup curry
Curry ingredients are cut to big pieces and boiled in the soup. Vegetables, potatoes, carrots, paprica. Some even ladle this over boiled rice.
Sapporo, Hokkaido



tenpura karee 天ぷらカレー Tempura curry
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udon karee, karee udon うどんカレー / カレーうどん
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tsepperin karee ツェッペリンカレー Zeppelin Curry
Tsuchiura 土浦



yakuzen karee 薬膳カレー Yakuzen curry
bean curry cooked “yakuzen-style” (medicine food)
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yasai karee 野菜カレー vegetable curry
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Yokosuka kaigun karee よこすか海軍カレー from Yokosuka navy
Kanagawa,横須賀カレー



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Tokyo X buta 東京X豚 Tokyo X pork from special pigs
Often processed into a Tokyo Curry.
WASHOKU
Tokyo X buta 東京X豚 Pigs from Tokyo





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INDIA SAIJIKI
Food from India



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Daruma Curry だるまカレー


In Osaka
大阪市西成区天下茶屋1-18-20




Snowman Daruma Curry ゆきだるまカレー




and Daruma Curry served at Daruma Mountain in Izu
だるまカレー
source : potawind/darumayama 達磨山


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HAIKU and SENRYU


梅雨湿りカレーライスを食べにけり
tsuyu shimeri karee raisu o tabe ni keri

humid rainy season ...
I go out to eat some
curry rice


Wakimoto Maki 脇本 眞樹(塾長)
月曜日, 6月 29, 2009
http://333751044.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_3891.html

Thank you, Wakimoto san.


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carry on !
oh, curry on !
Indian Spices


spilling curry
on my khadi suit -
all natural colors



When I want to tease my Japanese friends asking about our stay in India, I tell them:

"We ate rice and curry for breakfast,
curry and rice for lunch and later
rice and curry for dinner."


Gabi Greve
India Saijiki


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red hot pepper -
another fight over
Indian curry


Gabi Greve
my husband likes it REALY HOT !

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toogarashi 唐辛子 (とうがらし) red pepper, hot pepper


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lamb korma
topped with crisp fried onions-
a labor of love


Claudia Cadwell

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curried pandan rice
I add a teaspoonful
of mango chutney


According to some recent scientific study, a regular dose of curry keeps Alzheimer's at bay.

Ella Wagemakers

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in the outhouse
the curry burns
a second time


Mike Keville


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dose of curry
wondering where I left
my dose of curry


Melinda Hipple

source : my facebook
June 2009

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Indian delight...
the spouse adds spice
to life


Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, whcIndia


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The pot belly crackles
Idli's steaming in bamboo
Raindrops shatter the window


Idli is a steamed rice ball from south India.

source : Gerard, Wild Lotus Art


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cold curry
lunch resumed after
a med call


bob (a medical worker)
people tend to want the ambulance just as we sit down to eat!
Happy Haiku Forum, July 2009


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veggie fest
curry soya beans
with white rice


kenneth daniels (GY)


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curry from Japan
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4/20/2009

Toogarashi red pepper

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Red pepper (toogarashi)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: see below
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation


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kigo for all autumn

toogarashi 唐辛子 (とうがらし) red pepper, hot pepper
Capsicum annuum, roter Pfeffer, dried chili pepper
..... 唐辛(とうがらし)、..... 蕃椒(とうがらし)

nanban 南蛮(なんばん)、nanban koshoo 南蛮胡椒(なんばんこしょう)
pepper from the "Southern Barbarians" (the first Europeans coming in via Nagasaki around 1605)

koorai koshoo 高麗胡椒(こうらいこしょう)pepper from Koorai-Korea

tenjumori 天井守(てんじょうもり)kind of red pepper
tenjiku mori 天竺まもり(てんじくまもり)
sagari さがり
This is a kind with a straight stem and many fruits on it like a tussle, so it is also called "yatsubusa" 八房(やつぶさ)"with eight tussles".
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taka no tsume 鷹の爪(たかのつめ)red pepper "like the claw of a hawk"
Evodiopanax innovans
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..... Fushimi toogarashi 伏見唐辛子 Kyoto speciality from the Fushimi area
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..... Manganji toogarashi 万願寺唐辛子 Kyoto speciality from temple Manganji
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and from these areas in Kyoto Tanaka 田中. Yamashina 山科. Takagamine 鷹ヶ峰
Shichimiya Honpo 七味家本舗(しちみやほんぽ), since 1655 is a dealer in Kyoto, close to the temple Kiyomizudera.


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piiman ピーマン green sweet pepper, pimiento, pimento
Capsicum annuum L. var. angulosum, bell pepper
The large variety is called
janboo piiman ジャンボピーマン jumbo green pepper

karaa piiman カラーピーマ colorful bellpeppers
The green variety is usually harvested when still unripe and becomes a red, yellow, purple or orange variety.
Green bell pepper is very rich in vitamin C.
It has been eaten in Japan since the 1950s.
Grown in Miyazaki prefecture.
It is eaten in salads, grilled on a net, fried in the pan with other vegetables, put in soup, cut small for fried rice, put in vinegar for pickles. Western style as ラタトゥイユ Ratatouille or ピペラード piperade.
Paprika


Hasaki piiman 波崎ピーマン from Hasaki town
This town 波崎町 in Ibaraki grows the most piiman in Japan.


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Shimajiri piiman 具志頭ピーマン - from Shimajiri town, Okinawa

Yaese piiman 八重瀬ピーマン - from Yaese town, Okinawa

PIMENTO MORI !


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..... shishitoo, shishito ししとう / 獅子唐
small sweet green pepper
Spanischer Pfeffer; Capsicum annuum var. angulosum.
They are often serves on skewers, slightyl grilled and salted, at a yakitoria restaurant.
There are various varieties cultivated during the Edo period. Since the end of this pepper reminded the Japanese of the head of a lion mask, it got this name "lion dans mask pepper".
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There are also plants with five different colors on one
goshiki toogarashi 五色唐辛子
They are used as decorative garden plants.
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kigo for mid-autumn

ha toogarashi 葉唐辛子 (はとうがらし)
leaves of the red pepper
They are used for tsukudani boiling with sweet soy sauce.
You can make it yourself or by a bottle in the supermarket.
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kigo for mid-summer

toogarashi no hana 唐辛子の花 (とうがらしのはな)
flowers/blossoms of the red pepper

..... 蕃椒の花(とうがらしのはな)
They are small and white.
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kigo for late summer

aotoogarashi, ao toogarashi 青唐辛子 (あおとうがらし) green fruit of the red pepper
..... 青蕃椒(あおとうがらし)
ha toogarashi 葉唐辛(はとうがらし) red pepper leaves

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The following are NOT KIGO.

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shichimi toogarashi しちみとうがらし【七味唐辛子】
shichimi togarashi, nanami toogarashi, nanami togarashi
"seven flavors and red pepper"

seven flavor chili pepper
ground mix of red pepper and other aromatic spices
pepper blend with seven spices, spice mixture with seven ingredients

Also named Yagenbori 薬研堀 / やげん堀 after a canal street where the first dealers in Edo lived.


The most commonly mixed spices are in the colors of a rainbow, and you can ask a specialized shop to have your own mixture

asa no mi あさのみ【麻の実】 hemp seed (gray, grey)
aonori あおのり【青海苔】 green seaweed (green)
keshi no mi けしのみ【芥子の実】poppy seed (beige)
kuro koshoo くろこしょう【黒胡椒】black pepper (black)
sanshoo さんしょう【山椒】mountain pepper (moss green)
shiro koshoo しろこしょう【白胡椒】white pepper (beige)

shooga しょうが【生姜】ginger
fresh red pepper (orange)
unshuu mikan うんしゅうみかん【温州蜜柑】 mandarin orange peel (yellow)
rapeseed
roasted red pepper (brown)
kuro goma くろごま【黒胡麻】black sesame seed (black)
shiso しそ【紫蘇】 perilla
yuzu ゆず【柚/柚子】yuzu citron peel (from Citrus junos)

It is used in soups, for noodles and many other dishes.


CLICK for more You can buy it in a hyootan gourd-shaped container like this one.
Or in a glass bottle like other spices. Some come in a bamboo container or in a little barrel (taru).

Sieben-Gewürz-Pulver, Sieben-Gewürz-Mischung




shichimi toogarashi mentaiko 七味唐辛子明太子
fish roe with red pepper spice mixture
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hachimi toogarashi 八味とうがらし, 八味唐辛子
hot pepper mix with eight ingredients
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ichimi toogarashi 一味唐辛子 ground red chili pepper
"only one flavor"
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. nanairo toogarashi 七色唐辛子
chili pepper with seven colors .

One of them is orange from the peels of Fukure Mikan ふくれみかん / 福来(ふくれ)みかん
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speciality of the Mount Tsukuba area 筑波山, Ibaraki


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Yagenbori 薬研堀 "Yagen Canal" in Edo

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Yagen Shichimi Togarashi
Yagenbori in Edo is in Asakusa, an old center of entertainment.
A medicine dealer of the area (Yagenbori Shichimi Togarashi), more than 400 years ago, began to mix these ingredients to serve as condiments to go with noodles and other Edo food. It can be mixed to be very hot, medium or rather mild.

Reference


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Yagen red pepper containers


. Doctors in Edo .
Many doctors lived at a moat named after the mortar to prepare medicine, called Yagenbori 薬研堀 in Edo.
東京都中央区東日本橋 Now in Higashi Nihonbashi, Chuo ward


Some of their homes had various exits for the patient to come and go unnoticed.

おろすこともっとも至極薬研堀
orosu koto mottomo shigoku Yagenbori

abortion
is most extremely done
at Yagenbori moat


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Yagenbori Fudo Myo-O 薬研堀不動明王
Gofunai Henro Temple Nr. 23

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
Nr. 23 - 薬研堀不動院 Yagenbori Fudo-In
- 川崎大師東京別院 Kawasaki Daishi Tokyo Betsu-In
中央区東日本橋2-6-8 / 2 Chome-6-8 Higashinihonbashi, Chūō ward

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Tochigi Santaka 栃木三鷹 "three hawk talons" from Tochigi
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From Otawara village 大田原

It is harvested by pulling out including the roots, then hang with the roots to dry under a plastic roof for two months. Next each talon is picked by hand, one picker woman can do about five kilos a day. The local shops make different kinds of food from this chilies.


toogarashi raamen 唐辛子ラーメン chillies noodle soup
chillies are added to the dough for the noodles too, so they look rather red.



ebichiri toogarashi pan エビチリとうがらしパン bread with a filling of shrimps in hot sauce
the dough for the bread includes chillies too.

choppiri チョッピリ chocolate with red hot peppers
choppiri yookan チョッピリ羊羹 yookan paste with red peppers

also sold in a set with five flavors of yookan bean paste like blueberry and green tea, salty and yuzu citrons.
(orijinaru hitokuchi yookan オリジナル一口ようかん) in memory of the brave archer warrior
Nasu no Yooichi 那須与一 (Nasu no Yoichi)
Nasu no Yoichi (1169 - 1232)


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Daruma Mascot and Hot Pepper Miyuki Chan
Hot Pepper だるま マクコット




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The TOO 唐 in Toogarashi refers to Tang-China,
but can also simply mean any foreigner in Japan during the Edo period.


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. tsurushibina つるし雛 / 吊るし雛 small hanging hina dolls .



Red Pepper to ward off insects to chew on the hina dolls when they are packed away during the rest of the year. Also with the wish that no "bad insects" (male friends) will hang around and harm the little girl as it grows up.
They should ward off evil influence of all kinds.



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HAIKU and SENRYU



赤とんぼ羽を取ったらとうがらし
akatonboo hane o tottara toogarashi

red dragonfly -
when you take the wings off
it is just a red pepper


Takarai Kikaku ・【宝井基角】(たからい・きかく)
With a reply from Matsuo Basho
Dragonfly and Haiku


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青くても 有るべきものを 唐辛子
aokute mo aru beki mono o toogarashi

green was just right
and yet now it's
a red pepper

Tr. Barnhill



better
to have stayed green -
the pepper

Tr. Addiss


Written in 1692. 元禄5年9月
At a meeting with his disciple Shadoo 洒堂 Shado coming to Edo to visit his Basho-An in Fukagawa. He wanted to praise his student, but still ...


. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .
with more toogarashi haiku



. Shadoo 洒堂 Shado - - Hamada Chinseki 浜田珍夕/珍碩 .


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炎ゆる間がいのち女と唐辛子
moyuru ma ga inochi onna to toogarashi

burning red hot
when alive ... a woman
and red pepper


Mitsuhashi Takajo 三橋鷹女


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cayenne
long fingers of heat
reaching into winter


a lot of people used to hand these in bunches to dry for use in the winter when a little bit of heat in the food helps warm the insides.

Brenda Roberts
. WKD ... on FACEBOOK . June 2009


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red hot pepper -
another fight over
Indian curry


Gabi Greve
my husband likes it REALY HOT !


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Mountain pepper (sanshoo, sansho) Japan


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4/14/2009

Negi Leek

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Leek (negi)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All Winter
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Explanation


The Japanese word NEGI 葱 (ねぎ) includes a lot of varieties, according to its age and place of growth.

The onion is a round negi, tamanegi 玉葱 (たまねぎ)

Here we are concerned with the "long onion",
NAGANEGI 長ネギ、(長ねぎ, ながねぎ)
leek, long green onion, scallion, spring onion
Fruehlinegzwiebel

and the NEGI 葱 with its bigger stem.
Lauch, Porree

There is a bit of a confusion in the naming of this vegetable.
Also called

oriental bunching onion
(Allium fistulosum) Welsh onion
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shironegi, white leek, is often used in Kansai dialect for this plant.


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fukanegi 深葱(ふかねぎ), nebuka 根深(ねぶか)
ki, 葱(き)
"like Chinese character ONE", hitomoji ひともじ


winter leek, fuyunegi 冬葱(ふゆねぎ)

leaves of the leek, hanegi 葉葱(はねぎ)
(often put on sushi rice)


field with leek, negibatake 葱畑(ねぎばたけ)
pulling leek, negi nuku 葱ぬく(ねぎぬく)
..... nebuka hiku 根深引く(ねぶかひく)
washing leek, negi arau 葱洗う(ねぎあらう)
washed leek, arainegi 洗葱(あらいねぎ)
rinse leek, sarashinegi 晒葱(さらしねぎ)

thin leek, yasenegi 痩葱(やせねぎ)
frozen leek, itenegi 凍葱(いてねぎ)


leek soup, negijiru 葱汁(ねぎじる)
leek soup, nebukajiru 根深汁(ねぶかじる)
leek in rice soup, negizoosui 葱雑炊(ねぎぞうすい)



vendor of leek, nebuka uri 根深売(ねぶかうり)


Akuminegi, Akumi negi 飽海葱(あくみねぎ)


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Akuminegi, Akumi negi 飽海葱(あくみねぎ)
Leek from Akumi, a town in Tohoku, Yamagata pref.


fugu negi 河豚葱/ふぐねぎ /フグネギleek for globefish dishes
fugu is quite popular in Shimonoseki, where they grow a special kind of very thin leek, almost like chives, to serve with the fish
yasuoka negi 安岡ねぎ
Speciality of Yamaguchi.
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Fukayanegi, Fukaya negi 深谷葱(ふかやねぎ)
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247 Fukaya Negi Leek
One of the mostly grown varieties along the river Tonegawa. With a rather sweet taste. Full of Alicin, good for your health.


Kujoonegi, Kujoo negi 九条葱(くじょうねぎ)
Leek from Kujoo, Kyoto. An important "Vegetable of Kyoto".
They have a lot of thick juice and come in different thickness, according to the earth they are grown in.
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Iwatsukinegi, Iwatsuki negi 岩槻葱(いわつきねぎ)

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from Iwatsuki town, Saitama.

It has been out of use for many years but now revived by some diligent farmers. It is a special leek with 10 to 20 stems growing from the same stem. The white stems are about 20 cm long, and the soft green leaves are also eaten. It tasts rather sweet when cut fresh and put on a grill, the whole white and green plant.

The town uses this leek to revitaize the region,
"negiwai no machi" 「ぶらり岩槻観光『ねぎわい』マップ」.


They have a map with stores that sell special leek dishes.
Raw with white miso paste, negi nuta.
Mixed in yakisoba fried noodles and even baked into pie or a mix of leek and miso as a paste inside a bread bun.


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Nissatonegi, Nissato negi 新里葱(にっさとねぎ)
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Senjuunegi, Senjuu negi 千住葱 leek from Senju, Tokyo
They are especially sweet and juicy and welcomed by gourmet cooks. Now mostly from Kita-Senju. It is auctioned off in special auctions, the only vegetable to have this honor in Japan.
You can eat them as a simple tempura without any condiments.
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Senjunegi 千寿葱


Shimonitanegi, Shimonita negi 下仁田葱(しもにたねぎ)
leek from Shimonita, Kanto
King of the Negi, single stalk Japanese bunching onion. Gets sweeter when cooking.
The short and fat white root makes the Simonita Negi look more like a leek than a scallion. The Shimonita Negi is popular throughout Japan, but particularly so in its place of origin, Shimonita Town, famous for its produce.
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Shimouekinegi, Shimo-Ueki Negi 下植木ネギ
from Isesaki town, Gunma prefecture
They are very thick and large and all parts can be eaten. The white part is about two fingers wide, the green leaves up to 50 cm long and the part in the ground swollen where the thin roots sprout. The seeds are taken every year to produce new plants of the same high quality, supervized by a group of farmers.
Local people even put them on pizza.
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Yagirinegi, Yagiri negi 矢切葱(やぎりねぎ) Edo
Yagiri no Watashi was a famous exit road of Edo.
矢切の西蓮寺. 江戸川土手. 葱が多く植えられ特有の匂いに包まれる.
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leek is good for your health, it warmth the body, recovering from fatigue and enhances the metabolism. It also contains vitamins, iron, calcium and kalium.


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aonegi, ao-negi あおねぎ / 青葱 green leek is preferred in West-Japan
shironegi, shiro-negi しろねぎ / 白葱 / 白ネギ white leek is preferred in Kanto and the north.

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akanegi, aka-negi あかねぎ / 赤ねぎ red leek
local variety of Japanese welsh onion, red in color



bannoonegi, bannonegi, banno negi 万能ねぎ, 蕃納葱
very thin variety of leek
leafy leek.
http://www.e-gohan.com/ingredient/182.html
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me-negi めねぎ spring onion

Frühlingszwiebel

negi - Lauch, Porree



neginuta ねぎぬた/ ネギヌタ leek with maguro and ika
nuta 沼田 . from Tochigi prefecture



negima 葱鮪 dishes with leek and maguro tuna fish

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asatsuki あさつき 浅葱, chives, Schnittlauch


hiru 蒜 includes leek, onions and spring onoins. Old name for the vegetables of the yurika.ユリ科の多年草
nobiru 野蒜 leek, Allium grayi. Chinesischer Lauch
nira, araragi 韮 Chinese leek. Allium grayi. „Chinesischer Schnittlauch“


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nira, araragi 韮 leek. Allium grayi
„Chinesischer Schnittlauch“


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nira 韮 (にら)
... kamira かみら、mira みら
futamoji ふたもじ "two Chinese characters"
this is with respect to normal leek, which was called "hitomoji 一文字" in the elegant language of the court cooking ladies, already in the Heian period.
kigo for mid-spring


nira no hana 韮の花 にらのはな
kigo for late summer


nira zoosui 韮雑炊(にらぞうすい)rice porridge with leek
kigo for all winter





kinira, ki-nira 黄韮 / 黄ニラ yellow nira leek
speciality of Okayama. It is harvested and dried in the sun during autumn and winter. It has a delicious fragrance and can be added to many Japanese dishes to improve the taste.
The first crop of green nira is harvested, then the plot covered with sheet to keep it in the dark and the second crop is let grow, the yellow variety this time.
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- - - and a soy sauce with it



Specialities from Okayama
In some parts of Misakicho town it is grown in the dark of old mine shafts.
Momotaro nabe 桃太郎鍋 hodgepodge with yellow leek
ki nira donburi 黄ニラどんぶり bowl of rice with yellow nira




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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way


Leeks (Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum (L.) or synonym Allium porrum) are just one of many vegetables in the onion family. Cultivated from wild leek , it is closely related to elephant garlic and Kurrat (from Egypt) (all these are Allium ampeloprasum subspecies) and further related to chives and ramsons.

Leeks are commonly called (der) Lauch or (die) Porree in German and are tall, thick plants with straight, alternating leaves and non-bulbing roots. Farmers bury the sets (little plants) deep to blanch as much of the stalk as possible, but all parts of the leek are edible. They are usually about 1 inch in diameter, but can be eaten smaller or larger. They taste like a mild onion and garlic mix. They often have a sharp bite when raw, but are sweet when cooked.

Leeks have been used in Germany since the Middle Ages. Before that, people used wild garlic called ramsons or "Bärlauch" (Allium ursinum) for food and medicinal purposes for at least 5000 years. Ramsons grow wild and is gathered in May. Germans cook a cream soup (roux base) with it or use it in soft cheese spreads.

Leeks are famous for vichyssoise, a French potato leek soup and are always in a Suppengrün bundle, to be used as an herb. They are used in place of onions in many dishes and casseroles.

Another leek relative shows up in North America and is known as ramps, ramson or wild leek (Allium tricoccum). It is used in Appalachian cuisine and in Pennsylvania, where festivals are held each year in its honor.

Clean leeks by slitting them down the side and rinsing the dirt out of the rings under running water. Trim ends and slice or chop. Try cooking leeks in fat (or bacon grease) until soft and adding cream, salt and pepper for a side vegetable.

Pronunciation: Lauch - "Lauw-ch" (gutteral "ch"), Porree - "Pour-ay"

Also Known As:
(der) Lauch, (die) Porree, Breitlauch, Sommerlauch, Winterlauch, Borree, Welschzwiebel, Gemeiner Lauch, leek (English)

Common Misspellings: poree

source :  germanfood.about.com

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ネギの種類 Types of NEGI

青葱 aonegi, green negi
mostly in the Kansai area
九条葱(京野菜)
万能葱
谷田部ネギ
観音ネギ
ワケネギ(わけねぎ) 株分れ(分けつ) しながら成長する葉ねぎ

白葱 shironegi, white negi
mostly in the Kanto area
深谷ねぎ
下仁田ネギ
ポロねぎ 地中海料理などで普通に使われるネギ。

曲がりねぎ(白葱) magarinegi , bent negi (white negi)
一関曲がりねぎ(岩手県一関市)
仙台曲がりねぎ(宮城県仙台市)
横沢曲がりねぎ(秋田県大仙市)
阿久津曲りねぎ(福島県郡山市)

その他 Others
越津ネギ
愛知県発祥。日本の東西の中間だけあり、根の部分も葉の部分も丁度同じぐらい長さで白葱と青葱の中間にあたる。
徳田ねぎ
岐阜県特産。白葱と青葱の両方の特徴を持つ。
© More in the Japanese WIKIPEDIA !


A proverb

鴨が葱を背負ってくる kamo wa negi o seotte kuru
"Ducks come with a leek on their back"

When leek is put in a hodgepodge of duck meat, it takes away the strong flavor and makes the dish more pleasant. "Two good things follow each other".
or
kamonegi, a gullible person.

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There are quite a few
traditional Japanese colors named NEGI.


moegi iro 萌葱色もえぎいろ #006e54

usu moegi 薄萌葱うすもえぎ #badcad

mizu asagi 水浅葱みずあさぎ #80aba9

sabi asagi 錆浅葱さびあさぎ #5c9291

asagi iro 浅葱色あさぎいろ #00a3af

hana asagi 花浅葱はなあさぎ #2a83a2

toki asagi 鴇浅葱ときあさぎ #b88884

If you can not see them properly, go to this LINK
and input 葱 .
source : colors named 葱


. asagi あさぎ - 浅黄 - 浅葱 hues of light yellow, green and blue .



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HAIKU


negiboozu




negi boozu -
my neighbour plants
a few more


Gabi Greve, Spring 2010

. Welsh Onion Head (negi boozu 葱坊主)  

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Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村
was very fond of leek, especially from Koshigaya 越谷ネギ.


冬ざれや小鳥のあさる韮畠
fuyuzare ya kotori no asaru nirabatake

withering plants in winter . . .
little birds search food
in the nira leek fields



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葱買うて枯木の中を帰りけり
nebuka katte kareki no naka ni kaeri keri

I buy some leek
and then walk home
under bare trees
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Here Buson contrasts the brown dreary color of the withered trees and the fresh green he carries home to his wife and children for a delicious hot leek soup.


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うら町に葱うる声や宵の月 
ura machi ni negi uru koe ya yoi no tsuki

in the nearby village
the voice of the leek sellers ...
moon of tonight



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discussion about haiku with leek
 


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There is also a special ramen soup with extra leek in memory of Buson

Buson Raamen + negi 蕪村ラーメン+ねぎ Buson Ramen
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Buson soba 蕪村そば noodle soup with extra leek


Buson-An sells
negi miso senbei 蕪村庵のねぎみそせんべい
rice crackers with Kujo negi

ねぎみそ煎餅


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Related words

kigo for early autumn

sanran 山蘭(さんらん)"mountain leek"
(yama araragi)
hiyodoribana 鵯花 ひよどりばな "bulbul flower"
zawa hiyodori 沢ひよどり(さわひよどり)
Eupatorium chinense
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kamo 鴨 duck
Duck (kamo) KIGO
aigamo あいがも【合鴨】call duck
Anas platyrhyncha var. domestica

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Edo Yasai, Edo dentoo yasai 江戸伝統野菜
Traditional vegetables of Edo



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