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Ep. 02

Aired: September 4, 2015


Episode 2: Rice Snacks

Japanese Rice-Based Snacks, BEIKA

Besides being one of the main ingredients of the Japanese diet, rice continues to evolve into other forms of food. Among them are traditional Japanese snacks, or OKASHI. For hundreds of years, many different types of OKASHI are made with rice, including MOCHI-OKASHI that uses cooked rice known as SUAMA as well as SENBEI, which uses rice to bake flat snacks. This segment introduces you to various OKASHI, from traditional snacks to more recent, western-style snacks.

Enjoying BEIKA Through Performance

Just eating is too boring! From Nara prefecture's famous, high-speed MOCHI-TSUKI shop to a rice-candy shop located in Tokyo's Shibamata area that makes rice-candy to an infectious beat, we'll show you various types of OKASHI that will keep you entertained! Also, an old-school PON-GASHI machine appears in the studio!

Traditional Japanese Stories "The Mochi From The Moon"

Each episode, we'll introduce you to a traditional Japanese story. This time, please enjoy "The Mochi From The Moon".


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