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If you don't know the Choyo no Sekku, I'd like to introduce it to you!

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Adachi@ MaDeLa

Sep 08 ,2018

Choyo no Sekku is an activity held on September 9th of each year. And it is listed as one of Japanese Gosekku together with Tango no Sekku on May 5th and Tanabata on July 7th.

"Link for Tango no Sekku

Link for Tanabata"

Because people always pray for longevity with kiku, so Choyo no Sekku is also called "Kiku no Sekku". Compared with other Japanese Gosekku, Choyo no Sekku is less well-known, but its customs had been already in existence since Heian period, and was one of most popular sekkus.This time let's talk about the related foods for such long-established Choyo no Sekku.

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"""Kikuzake""
People hope to live long, so sprinkle the petals of kiku into the wine, then this is the kikuzake."

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"""Kurigohan""
In order to celebrate the harvest, people will cook the kuri and Japanese rice with dashi, and then enjoy such kurigohan as a traditional food for Choyo no Sekku."

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"""Kunchi""
One of general names for the autumn festival to celebrate the harvest.

People also eat eggplant dishes such as ""boiled eggplant"" or ""fried eggplant"" in this day to pray for longevity, disease-free and disaster-free."

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What do you think? Please be sure to enjoy the Choyo no Sekku on September 9th if you come to Japan.

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References: Wikipedia

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