Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Edible Fujisan

Here you are! Senbei(sen-bay)! ----- Japanese traditional rice crackers baked and brushed simply with sweet soy sauce or additionally coated with green seaweed or crystal sugar , sesame, red pepar----- In fact there are varieties of flavor. Besides flavor, there are varieties of shape as well such as a square, a circle shape or other modified shapes.

Recently my daughter brought a bag of senbei as a souvenir when she visited Shizuoka Prefecture which is famous for Fujisan(Mt. Fuji), a symbolic mountain of our country. She found a unique shape of senbei at a store.

You see, how these senbei look like Mt. Fuji! Just pleasant idea to take an advantage of a prefecture being at the foot of this symbol of Japan.

Delicately they are coated with different taste toppings. Guess what each senbei represents? Yes they have a reason for this. Not being coated in random. Look at a picture of Mr. Fuji above. You see an answer.
Amazing! Each represents the four season. Mt. Fuji senbei covered with white snow on top, one with trees of which leaves changed colors into red, one with green leaves in spring and presumably with no sprinkle on senbei representing summer. How do you like this idea?

It surely added casual topic to our tea time.

7 comments:

orchid said...

Hello, Dear Mekkan.
Yes, it sure is a wonderful idea to make the senbei look like Fuji-mount. And with four seasons☆☆☆
Happy for youe LOVELY tea-time.
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

Au and Target said...

What fun! I like rice crackers with wasabi paste. Yum!

The Chair Speaks said...

Looks delicious! Our human loves rice crackers of seaweed with soy sauce.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I like Mount Fuji senbei for all the 4 seasons!

Amin said...

Hello! What a very unique! Well done!
I liked this post...

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Dionne said...

How cute! And yummy! I love these, how adorable!