Kaimochi ohagi (rice wrapped with sweet bean paste)
This type of ohagi (rice wrapped with sweet bean paste) is made by roughly pounding boiled rice and taro together. Around autumn equinox when taro is harvested, it was prepared and offered to the gods as thanks for an abundant rice harvest and family happiness. It was eaten with bean paste or soybean flour. Taro was used to give stickiness to the rice balls.
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