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Keeping an eye on the NHK World program schedule — this Thursday we’ve got “Genbei Yamaguchi - Obi Producer with a Samurai Spirit” on Takeshi Art Beat, “Kyo-yuzen: Garments of Beauty Radiate Elegance” on Core Kyoto (a repeat) and “Bamboo” on Japanology Plus, while this month’s Kabuki Kool is a repeat of the second episode on onnagata roles. This episode has been uploaded to YouTube.
Fuyo mochi (cotton flower cake)
Cotton rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) are flowers loved for their changing colour. White in the morning, they became bright pink by the end of the day.
Fuyo written with the same kanji (芙蓉) also designates lotus flowers and, by extension, one the famous Mount Fuji many names (Fuyo-ho which means “lotus-shaped mountain”).
[translation by Kodanuki no Jiji]