Friday, 21 July 2006

1Y6M 一升餅 Hanna's one year ceremony

Arata
Arata


ハナちゃんの一升餅。一歳の誕生日に一升の重さのお餅を背負って歩かせ、「一生」しっかりと歩いていけるようにと祈るお祝い。私はその伝統の存在すら知らず、当然アラタはやっていない。ハナちゃんは歩き始めたばかりだけれど、お餅を背負って上手に歩いた。パチパチパチ!その後、お雑煮から始まって、まるで、お餅のコース料理というぐらい、いろいろなアレンジのお餅をたらふくいただきました。さすが、りつこさん、全ておいしかったわ。ここ数日、夏ばて状態で食欲があまりなかったけれど、今日ですっかり挽回。私も餅つき機がほしい。
ハナちゃんのブログはコチラ…。


Hanna's 1st birthday party. There is a Japanese tradition to make a year old child to carry and walk with '1 sho mochi', glutenous rice cake, of about 1.5Kg. 'Sho' is an old Japanese unit of measurement. 'One sho' is pronounced 'Issho' which is the same sound as 'whole life.' This ceremony is to bless a one year old child, who has just started to walk, to be able to walk the rest of her life safely. I didn't even know the existence of this tradition and Arata didn't have one. Hanna has just started to walk but she made a couple of steady steps with the mochi on her back. Well done!


After the ceremony, we had plenty of differently arranged mochi dishes! Ritsuko, Hanna's mum, is always a very good cook. They were so tasty. In the last couple of days, I didn't have much appetite because of the heat but I've made up for it in just a few hours!

2 comments:

hanna mum said...

おかげさまで、楽しくお祝いができました。
ありがとう。またお餅、食べましょう!>

Chizu said...

Hanna mumさん、こちらこそ、いつもいつもおいしいものをFeedしてもらっているわー。また遊びに行くね!>