Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

Sweet Mochi from all about Japan.com

Nori *
wrapped around
steaming rice
wanting it
to be me and you

so far away
in your solitary thoughts
come here
let’s make
sweet mochi together

take a bite
fulfill your desires
it gets cold
no time to waste

let us
breakfast the sun
drip honey
from the moon
taste life endlessly

Genie Nakano,
originally published in
International Tanka,
Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki

Pounded rice and most commonly know to celebrate new years.

Dried seaweed. Delicious.

image from youtube: pounding the rice into mochi

For desert, a quote:

The knowledge
that I have enough
is enough.
Joseph Heller,1923 -1999
writer most known for the novel “Catch 22”.

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

4 thoughts on “Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

  1. I haven’t. I’ve had rice cream, a vegan ice cream substitute. I’m guessing it’s similar.
    I’m familiar with the custom and preparation of the seasonal delicacies. The fact that they kill people is an interesting addition. I wonder if, like the US, in fear of a lawsuit, they would add a warning label 😂


  2. Have you had mochi icecream? yummy. All Japan eats mochi every New Years day and truth be told a few die from having the mochi stuck in the pipe. (this was news to me but true)


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