桜餅

Picnic under the ume blossoms with sakura mochi.

Blogged here: Blue Lotus.

otarako, Bob and 17 more people faved this
  • さくら / *Sakura* 8y

    Did you make them by yourself? Looks so good.
    I love the seasonal cloth.
  • otarako 8y

    homemade??素晴らしい!敷物もぴったりですね!
  • Blue Lotus 8y

    Sakura, Otarako: Yes, they are homemade.
    But not by me! My sister-in-law made them, and they were delicious.

    And it was just a coincidence that the handkerchief I was carrying matched the occasion...
  • Bob 8y

    Great shot. Beautiful food. Pretty fabric. My new wallpaper ! Thanks.
  • missuspie 8y

    Beautiful indeed! What a delicious way to welcome springtime!
  • Jenny 8y

    Beautiful!
  • Nora Warens 8y

  • Jennifer 8y

    Very beautiful! What is inside the mochi, and what is inside the cloth with the fish? :D
  • Blue Lotus 8y

    Thank you Eat-My-Heart-out! I hope your new wallpaper doesn't make you hungry all the time.

    Missuspie, thanks! We were lucky to have such warm weather.

    Thanks Jenny323 and Amerynn!

    Conceptual tea, inside is anko (sweet bean paste), the outside is mochi rice coloured pink with natural dye (the store-bought kind is more of a bright pink) and it's wrapped in a salted cherry leaf and topped with a salted cherry blossom. My sister-in-law made them and they were delicious!
    The cloth is a handkerchief I spread out for the picnic. The pattern is not fish, it's ume! Which is actually just a coincidence, it happened to be the one I was carrying at the time (everyone here carries a handkerchief!).
  • Sakurako Kitsa 8y

    Gorgeous.
  • Blue Lotus 8y

    Conceptual tea: Oops! I misunderstood your questions, sorry! The cloth with the fish pattern is my chopstick holder. More info here: blue_moon.typepad.com/blue_lotus/2006/05/disposable_chop....

    Sakurako Kista, thank you!
  • flakyredhead 8y

    You can find pictoral instructions on how to make the fabric cases for carrying your chopsticks at this web site. www.glocal-kibi.net/web/action/myhashi/hashihukuro.html I don't read Japanese, but the pictures were clear enough that I could copy the process.
  • Blue Lotus 8y

    Thanks Flakyredhead!
  • David Hulme 6y

    This isn't food - it's Art!
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