Setsubun is today ! For this Spring festival, all Japan throw beans and eats ehomaki (horoscope sushi).
Every year, we eat them in a different direction. And I have a branch of holy on my table… I don’t know why. There is tradition surely, but I have no idea. I have research.
This year : shiitake mushrooms, shrimps, nanohana (rape greens), shiso leaves, kombu seaweed, spicy tarako fish eggs.
I made a leek tamago-yaki rolled omelet and bought bonito “tataki” (broiled around, raw inside).
Making the maki-zushi. Rice cooked with kombu seaweed. Black sesame sushi rice. Many items in the roll…
Eat one without cutting it, while facing the good direction.
This year it’s North North East.
Eaten ! Let’s have a year of happiness… More about Setsubun in next posts :