2011年1月8日土曜日

sankuro again

That time of year again and we had the annual neighbourhood bonfire and cook sweetened gummy balls of rice flour otherwise known as sankuro. It was freezing. No really:


So we rugged up in as many layers as possible and headed up the hill to the temple baseball ground.


It was freezing and then they started the bonfires...

(and the mums stood around and gossiped and tried to keep their kids out of the fires and the dumplings in the fire)

and it got really hot all of a sudden. Funny that. Oh and darumas explode when they are set on fire. And when they explode they roll down the bonfire and across the ground towards the crowd which is always fun.


and while we roasted our sweetened balls of rice flour it was freezing on our backs and roasting on our fronts. Very odd sensation that.


But everyone had fun and had their fill of dumplings.


And now sankuro is over for another year.

Happy sankuro!

5 件のコメント:

Bryn さんのコメント...

A bonfire, and no s'mores???

anchan さんのコメント...

This reminds me of Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) back home, without the fireworks!

thefukases さんのコメント...

Bryn- shhhhhh- but I had two bags of marshmallows with me and was doling them out to all the little (pre-school and under) kids around me who were saying how cold they were and were rather over gummy sweetened riceballs. They were a real hit and a couple other mums are bringing marshmalows next year so I guess I'll have to bring some chocolate and bikkies and really show them how to bonfire, huh?

anchan- funny you mention Guy Fawkes as they were asking if we had sankuro in Australia and I said no but we had Guy Fawkes and explained about it and they love the idea of burning someone in effigy at the top of the bonfire and were ha ha haing suggesting which neighbour we should make a doll out of....

Gina さんのコメント...

Okay don't laugh, but I look forward to your yearly bonfire you guys have over there. It looks like so much fun. And yumm marshmallows and sankuro double yummm. : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

Ohhh Gina, Thanks!

And you and yours are more than welcome to come up any year. The first Saturday after New Year- bring your warmest and I'll provide the marshmallows!