Thursday, May 17, 2007

Seppuku Monaka, a sweet for asking permission

These sweets are called Monaka and made of baked powered rice and red beam added with sugar.

By the way, Samurais, when making a huge mistake or committing a crime, in those days used to seppuku to ask for their permission. Seppuku is to cut their own belly by sword and commit suicide.

Now, business persons usually go and apologize to their customers with some gifts when they made a wrong doing to their customers. This sweet is now popular as a small gift when going to apologize. The Seppuku spirit today seems to become more sweet than severe and bitter.


At 11:45 PM, Blogger Bob Dylan said...

What an intersting idea! I love Japan!

At 12:51 AM, Blogger Emily Lin said...

Woo.. looks yummy! I've never tried that before. But I've tried a biscuit before. (forgot what's the name though) They've got various of flavor, with sea weed (dressing) or some black-seed-like thingy on the top of them. It's really nice. My friend got it from Japan. And the packaging was beautiful.

At 3:50 AM, Blogger Ben said...

That is so funny, Macky. I can see why it's popular in such a situation.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger macky said...

bob, emily, ben,

thanks for the comments!
Note that when the customers get angry with your mistake so much, the funny thing get angry more!! Anyway, the yummy food makes people happy:-)


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