Chimaki is a Japanese delicacy, steamed rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves, traditionally enjoyed during the Children’s Day celebrations. An elongated rice cake is wrapped in 3 bamboo leaves with long stems, which are tied with a thread of grass, as you can see in today’s photos.
However, what is photographed here, although prepared the same way, is not a food but a traditional good luck charm, a talisman related to Kyoto’s Gion festival. Hung above the door, these Chimaki are considered to bring good luck, prosperity and long, healthy life…
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Yesterday’s Japan Photo: