Going home unplanned was somehow a blessing in disguise as it coincidentally was the same month a friend based in Japan chose to visit her relatives. Anna and I have been friends for almost 3 years now…I think we met within the Multiply network and we have been exchanging emails, photos, thoughts and experiences, frustrations and laughs since then; even though we have never seen each other yet. In a way, she was the little sister I hoped I had, and I the big (literally) sister she never had. Add to it that I love everything Japanese, I was so glad she helped me with leaning lots of kanji and their meanings.
So we met up one Thursday (flooding!) afternoon and I was so ecstatic receiving these loot directly from Japan! ???????
Mochi, or japanese rice cake from glutinous rice was the first package I opened (You can see the packaging below, that with samurais fighting (over mochi?) =D If I remember correctly, the middle ones are green tea mochi (yumm!) Now I saw the flavors on the packaging too! lol. Chestnut, with a bit of nut inside…and what’s the other one? I’ll ask Anna later…I just knew they were all good but heavy on the tummy…though I wouldn’t mind snacking them for months on end…Mochiron!