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12/03/2015

Mamiya Food Ship

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food supply ship Mamiya 間宮



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The Mamiya (間宮) was a food supply ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy which was in service from the 1920s to the Second World War.

The Mamiya was originally meant to be an oil transporter but was instead outfitted to be a food supply ship. The Navy sent her to the Kawasaki Shipbuilding Yard where she was fitted with facilities for carrying enough food for 18,000 men over three weeks, and kitchens to produce large quantities of food including yōkan, manjū, tofu, and konyaku.
A number of chefs and pastry chefs were employed aboard and she became part of the Combined Fleet.

Service in Pacific War
Already old by the outbreak of war, she continued to be part of the navy's operations in the Pacific. On 12 October 1943, she was damaged by the US Navy submarine USS Cero near Chichi-jima, and on 6 May 1944, was again damaged by USS Spearfish in the East China Sea. In both cases she was repaired and returned to service. The food supply ship was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea (17°48′N 114°09′E) by USS Sealion ( United States Navy). She was torpedoed again and sunk (17°48′N 114°09′E) on the 21st by USS Sealion.

- source : wikipedia

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『お菓子が戦地にやってきた~海軍のアイドル・給糧艦「間宮」~』
この船、なんと船内でアイスクリームやケーキ、ようかんなどを作っていた“海に浮かぶお菓子工場”でした。



実は甘い物に何の興味も無いという辛党の人物だったのです。ようかんなんて食べた事も無い、と豪語するディレクターが撮影した「兵士がようかんを食べる」というシーンはこのとおり!



yookan - ようかんを一本丸ごとかぶりつく人なんているのでしょうか?(もしかしたらいるかもしれませんが・・・)

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エピソード1 海に浮かぶスイーツ艦
日本海軍初の“給糧鑑”「間宮」。その建造目的は国内外の部隊に生鮮食品を届けるため。やがて“嗜好品”も運ぶべきとの意見が出されます。甘い物があれば将兵の士気は上がる!結果、間宮にはようかんはじめ和菓子、洋菓子、ラムネなどを作る設備が追加され、海上のスイーツ工場に…。

エピソード2 待ってました!お菓子船
太平洋戦争開戦とともに、間宮の任務は、連合艦隊の一大拠点トラック(現在のチューク諸島)への輸送が主となります。間宮がやってくると艦隊の将兵たちは大喜び。彼らの期待に応えようと、間宮乗組の菓子職人たちは、夜も明けぬうちから菓子作りに励んだのです。
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Irako (伊良湖) was a Japanese food supply ship,
serving during the Second World War. Constructed for the transport of food-stuffs, the Irako was eventually commissioned for other roles, including troop transport, munitions transport, and Pacific survey missions. Serving throughout the entirety of the Second World War, the Irako was eventually salvaged for metal, and used for public housing projects in Japan. The crew of the Irako is honored, along with many other seamen, in Tokyo, Japan.

The ship was named for Cape Irago, at the tip of Atsumi Peninsula in Aichi prefecture.

She was intended to supplement the Combined Fleet's existing food supply ship Mamiya. Her design was similar to that of Mamiya, but she was smaller. Her warehouse was able to supply 25,000 men over two weeks. A sister ship, Kusumi, was planned in 1942 under the Modified 5th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme, but construction was cancelled after the start of the Solomon Islands campaign.
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Mamiya Yokan lasts for 2 years as edible, thanks to sugar-rich breakdown.

. Jelly Bean Cake (mizu-yookan 水羊羹) .


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11/12/2014

Daifuku sweets

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Daifuku 大福 "Great Luck" Sweets

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Daifukumochi (大福餅), or
Daifuku (大福)
(literally "great luck"),
is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans.



Daifuku comes in many varieties. The most common is white-, pale green-, or pale pink-colored mochi filled with anko. These come in two sizes, one approximately 3cm (1.2in) diameter, the other palm-sized.
Some versions contain whole pieces of fruit, mixtures of fruit and anko, or crushed melon paste. Nearly all daifuku are covered in a fine layer of corn or potato starch to keep them from sticking to each other, or to the fingers. Some are covered with confectioner's sugar or cocoa powder.
Though mochitsuki is the traditional method of making mochi and daifuku, they can also be cooked in the microwave.
Mochi and daifuku are very popular in Japan.

Daifuku was originally called habutai mochi (腹太餅) (belly thick rice cake) because of its filling nature. Later, the name was changed to Daifuku mochi (大腹餅) (big belly rice cake). Since the pronunciations of fuku (腹) (belly) and fuku (福) (luck) are the same in Japanese, the name was further changed to Daifuku mochi (大福餅) (great luck rice cake), a bringer of good luck. By the end of the 18th century, Daifuku were gaining popularity and people began eating them toasted. They were also used for gifts in ceremonial occasions.
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. goroawase 語呂合わせ wordplay .
Some food names come up in the wordplay, especially with numbers for the days of a month.
Some depend on the look, like a roll cake looks like number 6.


. All about MOCHI 餅 .


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"yukimi daifuku petit three colour box" 雪見だいふくプチ3色 Yukimi Daifuku Puchi San-iro

Yukimi Daifuku (雪見だいふく)
"snow-viewing daifuku"

A brand of mochi ice cream made by the company Lotte.

It consists of a ball of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of mochi, or rice cake. Lotte originally created Wataboshi (Japanese: わたぼうし "cotton hat or capped with snow"), a bite-size ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of marshmallow in 1980. Marshmallow was quickly replaced by mochi because it is more popular in Japan and the company perfected a technology to keep mochi soft at freezing temperature in 1981.
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Yukimi is a seasonal activity in Japan, similar to hanami, consisting of watching snow falling. The name is a word play (goroawase) upon tsukimi daifuku (月見大福, "moon-viewing daifuku"), the sweets traditionally eaten while viewing the moon.
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November 18 - eleventh month eleventh day

yukimi daifuku no hi 雪見だいふくの日 day of yukimi daifuku sweet mochi

goroawase語呂合わせ for Nobember 18:
11 for ii (tastes good)
18 : when you open the package, there are two sweets and a pink stick on the side, looking like 18.


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. anko 餡子 red bean paste .

Coffee daifuku (コーヒー大福)

Ichigo daifuku (イチゴ大福) with strawberries

. Kokubun-ji Daifuku 国分寺大福 Kokubunji-Dumpling .
Mochi made whith white anko and mochigome rice.
Shizuoka

Mont Blanc daifuku (モンブラン大福) with sweet chestnut cream filling

. Oita .
daifuku mochi with banana and the cooked hirome seaweed

Purin daifuku (プリン大福) with caramel pudding filling

Shio daifuku (塩大福) with salt

Ume daifuku (梅大福) with Japanese plums

. wasabi daifuku わさび大福 .
with a bit of ground wasabi in the middle

Yomogi daifuku (蓬大福) with mugwort


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Goroawase Days of sweets スイーツ図書室

- source : www.monteur.co.jp/sweets

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12/24/2013

nanchatte raamen

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nanchatte raamen なんちゃってラーメン sweet "noodle soup"

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A confectionery store in suburban Saitama is generating a buzz thanks to its uniquely deceiving assortment of sweets.

One of them is the “Nanchatte ramen,” which can translate roughly as “fake ramen noodle.” The name sounds like a Chinese dish, but in reality it’s a cake — that looks exactly like ramen.

“I wanted to create sweets more amusing and with more impact for customers,” explained Hiromichi Iino, president of the Japanese and Western confectionery store Baigetsudo in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture.

The store was founded in 1897 and sells traditional Japanese confectionery, including “monaka,” a treat with adzuki bean jam filling sandwiched between two wafers.
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For the finishing touch, several items made from “nerikiri” bean paste are placed on the surface of the “broth” to substitute for common ramen toppings, including “char siu” pork and “menma” lactate-fermented bamboo shoots, while pistachios stand in for green onions, Iino said.

The hard part about creating this dish was finding an appropriate combination of ingredients to ensure it tasted good, Iino said.
- source : www.japantimes.co.jp/news





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なんちゃってラーメン


トトロにそっくりのケーキ
cakes like Tottoro and many more
- source : entabe.jp/news


. Wagashi 和菓子 sweets from Japan .




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11/09/2010

Shiratama white dumplings

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Shiratama white dumplings

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All summer
***** Category: Humanity


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Shiratama 白玉 (しらたま) Shiratama Dango
"white treasure, white pearls"

They make you feel cool in summer and are often served in a glass bowl to enhance the cool feeling. They are a snack taken between meals, sometimes as a desert. Sweet brown-sugar syrup is poored over the chilled dumplings.
They can be combined with fruit, red azuki beans, ice cream or jelly. They usually imply a snack during the daytime.
Most popular is a serving in sweet azuki soup (shiruko).

They are made from special flour, Shiratamako 白玉粉.

glutinous rice flour. It is quite lumpy when dissolved in water and must be kneaded thoroughly for making dumplings.


. WASHOKU
Dumplings of all kinds



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shiratama uri 白玉売 vendor of Shiratama in Edo


from the magazine Morisada Mankoo 守貞漫稿

In Edo, these vendors walk along, selling Shiratama and cold water (hiyamizu 「冷水(ひやみず)). The vendor scoops cold water from a well in the morning and starts his business. The dumplings were made of kanzarashiko flour 寒晒粉 (another name for Shiratamako). They were put in a bowl, covered with cold water and some brown sugar then sprinkled on top of them.
One bowl was sold for 4 mon.
Walking along the streets, the vendor would call

ひやつこい ひやつこい hiyakkoi hiyakkoi
Here comes the cold delight !


Some vendors sold only cold water with sugar
satoo mizu uri 砂糖水売り


. mizu-uri 水売 (みずうり) vendor of water in Edo .
kigo for all summer

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夕涼花火賑 : 歌川国周画
http://www.kabuki-za.com/syoku/2/no114.html

On this woodblock from 1870 by Utagawa Kunichika you can see three men enjoying the firework display at the bridge Ryogokubashi. They are three actors, the name of each one is mentioned.
From the left they are Ueo Kikugoro 五代目尾上菊五郎、
Nakamura Shikan 四代目中村芝翫 and Sawamura 二代目澤村訥升.

Kikugoro is dressed in the robes of a vendor of Shiratama.


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source : blog.3331.jp/staff/201405

志ら玉 Shiratama in Edo
歌川国芳 Utagawa Kuniyoshi 《名酒揃 志ら玉》Meishu zoroe - Shiratama





當盛六花撰 Toyosei Rokkasen 紫陽花 Ajisai - 三代歌川豊国 Utagawa Toyokuni 3rd

The man on the right is holding a bowl of Shiratama with red dumplings.


source : kabuki-za.com/syoku

. Food vendors in Edo .


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白玉にとけのこりたる砂糖かな
shiratama ni toke-nokoritaru satoo kana

on the Shiratama
it has not yet dissolved -
this sugar




. 高浜虚子 Takahama Kyoshi


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白玉や愛す人にも嘘ついて
shiratama ya aisu hito nimo uso tsuite

sweet rice dumplings---
even to my love
a little white lie



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Suzuki Masajo 鈴木真砂女
1969 

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to see the image and text of Nakamura Sakuo.



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***** . hiyashi shiruko 冷し汁粉(ひやししるこ)sweets with red beans

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6/03/2010

Kajoogui Ritual

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Kajo-gui Food Ritual (kajoogui)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Late Summer
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kajoogui 嘉定喰 (がじょうぐい) Eating on the Kajo-Day
..... katsu-u かつう 「嘉通」が「勝つ」
..... katsu-u no iwai かつうの祝(かつうのいわい)


kajoosen 嘉定銭(かじょうせん)16 coins for Kajo
to bus as much cakes as you could get for that amount of money.


kajoo choodai 嘉定頂戴(かじょうちょうだい)
lords giving kajo-cakes to their vassals

kajoo nui 嘉定縫(かじょうぬい)sowing on kajo-day
sodedome 袖止(そでどめ) "shortening the sleeves"



kajoogashi 嘉定菓子(かじょうがし)Kajo-cakes



The emperor Ninmei にんみょうてんのう【仁明天皇】 (833 - 850) once had an inspirational dream on the 16th day of the sixth month, when the Gods told him to offer 16 sweets to prevent him from getting ill in summer. The period name of this dream was kajoo 嘉祥, which was then used for the offerings.


The emperor Gosaga ごさがてんのう【後嵯峨天皇】 (1242 - 1246) was initiated as Emperor on the 16th day of the 6th month and had food purchased for 16 coins of the Kajo-period.

. Go Saga Tenno 後嵯峨天皇 (1220 - 1272) .



This more popular food ritual started in the Muromachi period.
On the 16th day of the 6th month, people at the court (and later the common folk) would eat 16 different pieces of small rice cakes (mochi) and sweets to ward off infectious diseases (ekibyoo 疫病). These cakes were first put on the God's shelf as an offering and later eaten.

In the Edo period, this evolved so that each regional lord gave sweets to his retainers. Poor people bought sweets for 16 mon coins and all had to eat them without laughing while eating.
During the Edo period, sugar was introduced via Nagasaki and more sweets could be produced.
In the great hall of Edo castle, with 500 tamatmi-mat size, more than 20000 pieces of cake would be placed and the Shogun gave them to his retainers.


This is also a play of words with katsu 「嘉通」and 「勝つ」, to win.
kashoo no hi 嘉祥の日(かしょうのひ)Kasho-Day


sodetome cake

In the Edo period, it was custom on this day to sew the sleeves of young girls of the age of 16 to a shorter lenght (sodetome そでとめ【袖止め/袖留め】 ). This showed they were now ready to do the work of a woman.


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During the Meiji-Restauration, the practise of giving Kajo-cakes to retainers was abolished. But in 1979, it was kind of revived by the sweet makers industry.

Nowadays, the 16th of the 6th month is also the day of Japanese sweets.

六月一六日は和菓子の日。



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Sweets from the Edo period and Daruma san


source
http://blog.livedoor.jp/sunting1/archives/51636904.html



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Kobayashi Issa and his children
source : David Lanoue, About Issa


1763, Issa is one year old

1816, Age 54
Fourth Month, 14th day, a son, Sentaro, is born.
Fifth Month, 11th day, he dies.

1818, Age 56
Fifth Month, 4th day, a daughter, Sato, is born.
1819, Age 57
Sixth Month, 21st day, Sato dies of smallpox.


1820, Age 58
Tenth Month, 5th day, his second son, Ishitaro, is born.
1821, Age 59
First Month, 11th day, Ishitaroo suffocates while bundled on his mother's back.


1822, Age 60
Third Month, 10th day, his third son, Konzaburo, is born.

1823, Age 61
Fifth Month, 12th day, his wife, Kiku, dies.

1827, Age 65
Eleventh Month, 19th day, he dies of a stroke


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子のぶんを母いただくや嘉定喰ひ
ko no bun o haha itadaku ya kajoo gui

the portion of the child
is eaten by the mother . . .
eating on Kajo-Day


This would mean the mother ate cakes for 32 mon worth of money.
Maybe the baby was still too small to eat the cakes and mother tried to "eat good fortune" for both of them.



more kajoo-haiku, all written in 1825 文政八年句帖)

御礼する袂になるや嘉定銭
o-rei suru tamoto ni naru ya kajoosen



二人前してやりにけり嘉定酒
futarimae shite yarini keri kajoozake



乳呑をば銭いたゞ[か]せけり[嘉定]喰



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Kigo for Summer
 



WAGASHI ... Sweets SAIJIKI

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3/08/2010

Bisketto kukkii cookies

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Bisquits and cookies

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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bisuketto ビスケット bisquit
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kukkii クッキー cookie, cookies
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bisuketto no tenpura ブスケットの天ぷら bisquit tempura
They are put in a coating of flower, sugar and water, and then deep-fried, eaten for oyatsu snack in the afternoon in some snowy parts of Iwate prefecture, bordering to Akita. During the long winter months, when heavy snow made it impossible to leave the valley, bisquits were easy as a staple food, and making them to tempura gave extra calories to pass the winter months.

a special bisquit is used
kaasan ketto かーさんケット "mom's biskits"

Bisquits : kaasan ketto


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iCOOKIE iPHONE - iPhoneクッキー
The Green Gables bakery in Tokushima makes chocolate cookies that look like an iPHONE.
The application icons are all deliciously edible.
http://greengables.chu.jp/


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source : www.hen-teco.jp

manga cookies - all kinds of animals from the woods


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Shiki Monthly Kukai

Our free format theme for March 2010 is
Cookies (the edible kind).

source : www.haikuworld.org/kukai : current

Entries from Kenya

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three safari ants
pulling a biscuit crumb --
March rain

~ Isaac Ndirangu

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breakfast --
remains of cookie crumbles
on the plate


~ Hussein Haji


birthday party --
she puts some more cream
on her biscuits


~ Duncan Omoto

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hot evening --
a child enjoys ginger biscuits
under a tree


~ Franciscah Katethya



raindrops --
a black hen feeds on a
piece of biscuit


~ Scholasticah Mumbe



washing crockery --
a cockroach trapped in a glass
with biscuit crumbs

~ Stephen Macharia



story telling
around the hearth --
munching biscuits


~ Elkana Mogaka


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Kenya Saijiki Forum



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a piece of biscuit
drops in a glass of milk . . .
in the advert


Barrak Master Elungata
Kenya Saijiki Forum, March 2010


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***** LIST ... Sweets which are not KIGO


WAGASHI ... Sweets SAIJIKI

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1/29/2010

Midorimushi Euglena

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Euglena (midorimushi) for food

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Animal and Humanity


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Midorimushi, the little green insect, is now researched in Japan for its power as food and bio-fuel.


yuugurena ユーグレナ Euglena


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Euglena is a genus of unicellular protists, of the class Euglenoidea of the phylum Euglenozoa (also known as Euglenophyta). They are single-celled organisms. Currently, over 1000 species of Euglena have been described.
Some Euglena are considered to have both plant and animal features.



A Euglena is a protist that can both eat food as animals by heterotrophy; and can photosynthesize, like plants, by autotrophy.
Euglena can survive in fresh and salt water. In low moisture conditions, a Euglena forms a protective wall around itself and lies dormant as a spore until environmental conditions improve. Euglena can also survive in the dark by storing paramylon granules in pyernoid bodies within the chloroplast.

Euglena is rich in nutrients and contains paramylon. Currently there is one Euglena product already in the market. The product contains Euglena, royal jelly, condroitin, and brewers yeast. The product is advertised as a dietary supplement, an antioxidant, and as a colon cleanser. Researchers are now looking into other possible uses of Euglena such as the application of the protists' paramylon as cosmetics, biodegradable film, and pharmaceuticals.
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みどりむし サプリ supplement medicine with Euglena
midorimushi sapuri
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バイオザイム -BIOZYME-


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Food with Euglena ミドリムシ 食品

It lowers fat and cholesterol and is good for your health!
天然の食料ミドリムシ

In a powder preparation it can be placed over white rice and eaten as a kind of chazuke, with hot green tea poured over the mix.




midorimushi beeguru みどりむしベーグル Euglena bagel





midorimushi kukkii みどりむしクッキ cookies from Euglena





midorimushi no tsukudani みどりむしの佃煮 tsukudani
Midorimushi boiled with soy sauce and sugar


. . . . . types of tsukudani offered so far

みどりむし舞昆海苔佃 tsukudani boiled with maikon nori
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舞昆じゃこ山椒 and shako

赤富士明太子舞昆 and mentaiko

一口椎茸舞昆 and shiitake

 舞昆しじみ貝 and shijimi clams

http://www.muryouou.com/midorimusi/


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midorimushi -
the pond in Ueno
full of life

Watching some researchers taking out water with bristling midorimushi from the pond in Ueno, bringing it to their laboratory nearby and making new experiments for food products.

Gabi Greve, January 2010

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1/08/2010

Shashin keeki cake

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Cake with a photo (shashin keeki)

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A bakery in Tokyo offers this special service.

shashin keeki 写真ケーキ edible photo cake

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On a "paper" made by some kind of gelatine the chef uses a special "copy maschine", a cake decorating printer, where the ink is made from oficcialy approved edible colors.
He has the permission of the Ministry of Health and Welfare to make these cakes.

You bring a photo and he will make a delious cake with lots of whipped cream and strawberries, and on top the sweet copy of your photo.


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It takes about four days preparations. The colors might get a bit off, but they sure look delicious !

It can be anything, from a birthday party to the photo of your child's first painting ...


The baker also uses photos from your pet to make

doobutsu keeki どうぶつケーキ cakes with animal photos

ハナビシ Hanabishi
東京・練馬大泉 Tokyo, Nerima


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Edible Photo Cake

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12/07/2009

Dorayaki

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Dorayaki (dorayaki)

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Dorayaki is a favorite snack (o-yatsu, oyatsu) of many Japanese, young and old. Literally it means
"fried on a metal gong"
bean-jam pancake

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In Japanese, dora 銅鑼 is a gong and its shape is similar to that of the sweet cake.

Legend tells that the first Dorayaki were made when Benkei forgot his gong when leaving the home of a farmer,who had hid him in the barn. The man later used the metal gong to fry his pancakes, thus the name Dorayaki.
(It remains to wonder wheather farmers at that age were making this kind of pancake ...?? )
Benkei and Yoshitsune


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Dorayaki (どら焼き, どらやき, 銅鑼焼き, ドラ焼き) is a type of Japanese confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste.
It originally only had one layer, and the current shape was invented in 1914 by the Ueno Usagiya うさぎや.

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In Kansai area, such as Osaka or Nara, this sweet is often called mikasa(三笠焼き). The word originally means triple straw hat, but also an alternative name of Mount Wakakusa 若草山, a low hill with gentle slope located in Nara. Many local people picture the shape of this hill while eating a mikasa. In Nara, a larger mikasa of about 30 cm in diameter is famous.

7 - Abe no Nakamaro 安倍仲麿
. Mount Mikasa 三笠 - Wakakusayama 若草山.
. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Poems 小倉百人一首 .


The Japanese manga and anime character Doraemon loves dorayaki, and it has been a plot device several times throughout the series. This is a kind of pun, though his name comes not from "dorayaki" but from the word "doraneko" (stray cat.) Since 2000, the company Bunmeido 文明堂 has been selling a limited version of dorayaki called Doraemon Dorayaki every year around March and September.
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上野松坂屋 Ueno Matsuzakaya


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The company Marukyo in Tottori
(Marukyoo 丸京製菓 )


Baked Wheat Cake



They have succeeded to sell their dorayaki to many parts of the world.
The cakes are baked in a huge bakery and shipped worldwide. They are also available in many stores in Japan, where daily delivery is a must.

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Dorayaki with different patterns


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original Logo dorayaki オリジナルロゴのどら焼き


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Dorayaki with different fillings


bataa dorayaki バター どら焼き with buttercream and red bean paste
batadora
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goshiki dorayaki 五色どらやき dorayaki in five colors
originally from Osaka, Akanemaku Honpo 茜丸本舗
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haato dorayaki ハートどら焼き Dorayaki in form of a heart
heartdora
The perfect gift for lovers !
also with honey flavor or vanilla flavor



hoshi no dorayaki 星のどら焼き Dorayaki in form of a star
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ichigo dorayaki 苺どら焼き with strawberrry filling
itigodora / いちごどらやき
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kuri dorayaki 栗どら焼き with chestnut cream filling
Kuri Iri Dorayaki
kuridora. Sometimes a whole chestnut is embedded in the cream.
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. macha - green tea paste  
in the form of a tengu long-nosed goblin, from Mt. Takao
天狗焼き Tengu Yaki



mochidora, mochi dora 餅どらやき with a mochi inside
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namadora, nama dora 生どら "raw dora"
nama dorayaki 生どら焼き
... with green powdertea 抹茶生どら焼き
... with sour cream サワークリーム生どら焼き
... with sesame flavor ごま風味生どら焼き
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purin dora ぷりんどら dorayaki waffle with pudding
Yufuin, Oita, Kyushu



tokudai dorayaki 特大どらやき extra large dorayaki
bigdora
With a diameter of 30 cm and weights 2 kg. A present for a wedding or birthdayparty.
You can even order a special inscription made from white chocolate on the front side.
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tsubuan dorayaki, tsubu-an dorayaki つぶあんどらやき
with rough red bean paste

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どらやき 「石山の秋月」 ishiyama no shuugetsu
"Full autumn moon at Mount Ishiyama"

Ishiyama and the famous temple Ishiyamadera
and another haiku sweet
Tabashiru たばしる



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mit süßem Bohnenmus gefüllte Castilla
Kastella mit Füllungen

kasutera カステラ Kastella, Castella
chiffon cake, sponge cake

Kasutera is a corruption of pão de Castella or Castile bread (Castile is a province of Spain). It was introduced by the Portugese missionaries via Nagasaki.

カステラと聖書の厚み春深し
kasutera to seisho no atsumi haru fukashi

Castella cake
and the thickness of the bible -
spring deepens

Tr. Gabi Greve

Iwabuchi Kiyoko 岩淵喜代子


. WKD : The Bible and Haiku .

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Doraemon Daruma ドラえもん だるま


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どら焼も虎焼きもきてお中元
dorayaki mo torayaki mo kite o-chuugen

I got Dorayaki
and also some Torayaki -
presents for mid-year


Iijima Haruko 飯島晴子 (1921 - 2000)


This is a play with words of DORA and TORA (Tiger).


torayaki 虎焼き Dorayaki in form of a little tiger

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chuugen 中元 "Middle third of the year"
Joogen, Chuugen and Kagen in the Asian calendar.


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Bang your gong for dorayaki, Doraemon's favorite snack
Pancake sandwich
By MAKIKO ITOH

Traditional Japanese confections, or wagashi, can take a little getting used to for Western palates: The sticky-gooey texture of mochi (pounded rice) and the sweet an (bean paste) filling that are often used are quite different from most European-style cakes and cookies. But one snack that may suit the wagashi beginner is dorayaki.

A dorayaki is a palm-size treat comprising a sweet filling sandwiched between two round cakes that are similar to American pancakes.

Out of favor for some years like all wagashi, dorayaki have become quite trendy again as part of an overall wave of nostalgia for foods from the Showa Era (1926-1989). Manga and anime fans may know it best as the favorite snack of Doraemon, the blue robotic cat with the magical pocket.

The name "dorayaki" comes from the Japanese word for "gong": dora. This is usually believed to be simply due to its resemblance to the circular metal percussive disk, albeit in miniature. (The yaki part of the name means "cooked on dry heat.") But there is another, more romantic theory for its origin that involves a legendary hero called Saito no Musashibo Benkei, sidekick of Minamoto no Yoshitsune.

The story goes that once when he was seriously injured, Benkei was taken care of by an elderly couple who served him a little round cake cooked on the surface of a gong, thus creating the first dorayaki.

Although the origins of the dorayaki are believed to be ancient, it only took its current form in the early part of the 20th century. During the Edo Period (1603-1867) a dorayaki was a folded-up cake, like an omelette or pasty rather than a round sandwich, and the dough was much thinner.

It was first made as a sandwich using fluffy cakelike pancakes in 1914 by a confectionery in Ueno, Tokyo, called Usagiya (Rabbit House), whose owner took the idea from another confection that has its roots in Europe, the kasutera or castella cake. Like kasutera, the batter used to make a dorayaki pancake has some very Japanese ingredients in it, such as mirin (sweet rice wine) and even a touch of soy sauce. The main sweetening ingredient is usually honey, although sugar is used sometimes too.

While the usual dorayaki filling is tsubu-an (sweetened and mashed adzuki bean), in recent years all kinds of different fillings have become popular. One of these alternatives is called a nama (fresh or raw) dorayaki, referring to the use of fresh cream — in this case, whipped cream with some tsubu-an mixed in. Other fillings include chocolate cream, sweet potato cream and chestnut cream — the type that comes on top of a Mont Blanc cake, another only-in-Japan confection.

Making your own dorayaki with the filling of your choice is quite easy, especially if you use one of the instant pancake mixes that are so popular in Japan. Just add a couple of tablespoons of honey, a tablespoon of mirin and a drop of soy sauce to the batter. Cook on a nonstick surface such as an electric griddle, and fill when cooked with any sweet, spreadable filling. My favorite is Nutella with sliced strawberries, for an intriguing East-meets-West snack.
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11/10/2009

Sesame street day

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Sesame street day

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November 10


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Happy Birthday !

Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppets characters created by Jim Henson. It premiered on November 10, 1969, and is the longest running children's program on US television.The show is produced in the United States by the non-profit organization Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), founded by Joan Ganz Cooney and Ralph Rogers.

Before the show's premiere, the producers created five one-hour episodes for the purpose of testing whether children found them comprehensible and appealing.

"Sesame Street is best known for the creative geniuses it attracted, people like Jim Henson and Joe Raposo and Frank Oz, who intuitively grasped what it takes to get through to children."
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the Muppet Characters

Ernie and Bert
Big Bird
Cookie Monster
Grouch
the Count



セサミストリート Japan
sesame-street.jp/
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Home - Sesame Street
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Elmo cookies



Ernie and Bert cookies



Cookie Monster Cookie

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cookie monster






クッキーモンスター in Japan





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セサミストリート弁当 Seseame Street Bento
lunch boxes with Sesame street characters

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sesame street friends
peeking through my window -
google in autumn


Gabi Greve, 2009


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