Here’s another cheating. Sorry! But I felt I had to post this one before New Year’s festivity was over, because the theme of this wagashi is specifically related to New Year’s celebration. I heard that the Chinese character "猪" means pig in China, so over there 2007 must be a year of the pig. The same Chinese character means "wild boar" in Japanese, so that's why you see illustrations of wild boar everywhere during New Year's holidays this year in this country.
Oh, isn’t he cute?
Have a wonderful year of the wild boar!
* Wagashi by Shingetsu
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Posted by obachan at 1/03/2007 10:57:00 AM