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  • 素材屋小秋 SozaiyaKoaki

    赤飯 sekihan (festive red rice)

  • Takeka Yoda

    Sekihan (赤飯) literally red rice, is a Japanese traditional dish. It is sticky rice steamed with azuki beans, which give a reddish color to the rice, hence its name.Sekihan is often served on special occasions throughout the year in Japan, for example, birthdays, weddings and some holidays, such as Shichi-Go-San.It is believed that sekihan is used for celebrations because of its red color, symbolic of happiness in Japan.

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