Thursday 3 February 2011

Throwing Beans At The Devil Day...

Ebi-kun had been telling me all week that Wednesday was bean throwing day and that we had to make norimaki (rolled sushi). Since the yochien sent him home with the nori and rolling mat I figured it wouldn't be that hard to do. Wednesday is a half day so he was home for lunch so I happily told him that I had got everything to make the norimaki and he announced that he had got it wrong, bean throwing day is in fact the 3rd not the 2nd.
Since I didn't have anything else in and he would be at yochien today we decided to make the norimaki anyway. I should point out that this is only the 2nd time I have made these so if you are a norimaki expert and see that we are doing it wrong, please leave me a comment!
Ebi-kun did the making, first the nori then a layer of rice some tuna and mayo and finally avocado
 roll it all up
 give it a good squeeze (we discovered loads falls out of the ends) and eat.
sorry, I forgot to take an eating shot but it was good.
After lunch we went outside so he could throw beans at me - I had to wear the oni mask this year.


  1. I love Setsubun! I work at an International Nursery school in Osaka and the elementary teachers dressed up as oni to scare my little students... all good fun!

    Your norimaki looks delicious...

    (Sorry, I'm more of a blog lurker than commenter! I also love your Montessori Goldmine. Thank you for that!)

    Happy Spring starts tomorrow!

  2. Wow! Great job Ebi-Kun! He has tackled a task that I always feel too intimidated to try! Kerri

  3. your norimaki does look delicious, ebi-kun! great job! :) now on to a very important question ... does it hurt when he throws beans at you?!! here's to wishing only good luck entered your home!

  4. Mrs Quach - ebi-kun kun says 'NO! they are not in a tin, just little beans in a shell but it might hurt if you got it in your eye'


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