Category: Trivia

Tarabagani 0

Taraba-Gani is a Crab (Kani) or Not

Several days ago, on June 22, the day known as Crab’s Day in Japan, I saw a news headline titled “Taraba-Gani is a Kani (Crab) or not” on Yahoo Japan News. Since I wanted...

Tsubu An (a type of Anko) 2

What exactly is Anko or An?

Typically made from boiled Azuki red beans sweetened with sugar, “Anko (餡子)” paste is an indispensable part of “Wagashi (和菓子)” traditional Japanese sweets. Sometimes, Anko is simply called “An (餡)”, but until now I...