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節分 #12

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 22 February 2010 in Miscellaneous.

Beans which are scattered at Rozan-ji Temple is not normal but special. They are coated with sugar. Their name is Horai-mame 蓬莱豆.
It is said that longevity is postponed for six years when you eat one Horai bean. Unfortunately, I could not catch any beans there. What you see is what I picked up from a ground. Ah !
Background has no relationship with the bean. That is a memorial ticket for 22.2.2 (4 twos). It means 22nd year of Heisei 平成 Era, February, 2nd.

Canon EOS 40D 3/2 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 60 mm

Please leave your comments.

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

This is interesting :) tks for sharing... hope I do catch one of the Horai-mame when i get a chance to visit next time

22 Feb 2010 5:48am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Interesting but these beans... are they good?

22 Feb 2010 8:21am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

I would like to have one Horai-mame....It looks yummy....good image

22 Feb 2010 12:04pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A nice cut! I think I preferred the candy beans! But sugar is not the best for life!

22 Feb 2010 12:17pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I'm not sure about the ticket. The contrast between the blue n pink is good

22 Feb 2010 12:45pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Interesting shot, thank you for the description.

22 Feb 2010 1:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very cool image, Hiro :)

22 Feb 2010 3:12pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Hiro
the bean and the color reproduction is very interesting. Thanks to the explanatory words. Wonderful evening for you. Dear greetings Christel

22 Feb 2010 8:53pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very interesting shot

22 Feb 2010 9:07pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

I'm sorry you didn't catch one...but glad you could show us what they look like. They must taste good with all that sugar :)

22 Feb 2010 10:47pm