O-bon is an important Buddhist festival to pray for the souls of the dead and conduct services in their memory. During the o-bon holidays, the souls of the ancestors are thought to return to this world from the world beyond. Lanterns are lit at each house to guide the departed souls back home.
During this season, Japanese people had always given thanks for a plentiful harvest. Over times those traditions were gradually combined with Buddhist rituals to become the Bon Festival celebrated today.
On August 14 and 15, people return to their native towns and gather with other family members to honor the souls of their ancestors. They ask Buddhist priest to come to their homes and read special sutras.
Families gather at the graves of their ancestors and clean all around before placing offerings on a special shelf and welcoming the souls back home. Read More
In this video, I will show you how to make Spicy Salmon Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) with using Ichimi togarashi (red chili powder) and Raayu (red chili oil). In this tutorial, I will introduce two kinds spicy salmon onigiri; fresh salmon version and cooked salmon version, and also introduce Japanese set meal ideas and table settings. Read More
In this video, I will show you how to make Miso Mushroom Cream Pasta. This is the protein-rich Japanese style Pasta with miso paste and soy milk. Aside with this pasta, we’ll also make quick and easy onion soup with veggie mix. Read More
Menu: – Mini Onigiri with various furikake seasonings [Recipe] – Miso soup w/carrot, fried tofu, Komatsuna and cabbage [Recipe] – Carrot salad with mentaiko – Stir-fry spinach with paprika, lotus roots and mushroom – Sweetened red beans – Yogurt with blueberry jam
In this video, I will show you how to make Miso Pork Onigiri. If you have miso in your fridge, it’s good chance to use it. Aside with this rice ball, we’ll also make Miso soup with Broccoli and Cabbage. Then, I’ll also introduce Japanese set meal ideas and table setting.