We've already introduced the summer purification rite "Nagoshi no Harae" a few days ago.
Did you know that Japanese sweets are an important part of Japanese traditional culture, especially during that rite?
We are talking about Minazuki, a kind of Kyoto's sweets: the sweet with a smooth and sticky texture.
The red beans, meaning of purification, are put on the top of the triangle shaped uirou (sweet rice jelly base for sweets).
The most popular one is the traditional white one, but the green tea and brown sugar flavored ones are starting to be sold these days as well.
Let's pray for good health by having Minazuki this summer!