Continuing cultural explorations 1-10

5 01 2010

We moved from counting in Chinese to counting in Japanese with this helpful website. (Scroll down for an incredibly useful mnemonic video.)

To go with the counting, we made onigiri with various fillings. I make mine using a plastic bag, in a simple round shape, with simple fillings and some kind of ersatz-furikake. Tonight I made two sweet ones (one filled with raisins, one with strawberry jam; both rolled in cinammon sugar, and two savory ones (one filled with a quartered marinated artichoke and one filled with umeboshi, both rolled in a furikake made from crushed black sesame seeds, peppercorns, wasabi peas, roasted salted soybeans, and I forget what all).

Lots more basic than our Chinese counting lesson, but just as fun!

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