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Lobster, New Year and Samurai

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    Iseebi no kagamibiraki ya gusokubitsu cutting the ricecakes and taking off the lobsters - armour in the chest Morikawa Kyoriku (Kyoroku) (Tr. Gabi Greve) Some
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      Iseebi no kagamibiraki ya gusokubitsu

      cutting the ricecakes
      and taking off the lobsters -
      armour in the chest

      Morikawa Kyoriku (Kyoroku)
      (Tr. Gabi Greve)

      Some New Year celebrations with rice cakes and samurai
      http://wkdkigodatabase03.blogspot.com/2007/02/rice-cakes-new-year-kagami-mochi.html


      lobster-decoration, kazari-ebi, kazariebi
      . . . . . kigo for New Year
      decoration with a lobster
      ebi kazaru
      Ise-ebi kazaru
      Kamakura-ebi kazaru


      ooooooooooooooo and

      lobster, spiny lobster, iseebi, ise-ebi ise ebi

      They are never fished in moonlit nights, because "the lobstes would
      see the nets and not be stupid enough to get caught!".
      They are a must on any festive occasion.
      The samurai of Kamakura saw an auspicious connection with their armour
      (yoroi) and the back shell of the lobster.
      They get the red color from the first sun at Futamigaura, in Ise,
      where the Gods reside.
      First named by Kaibara Ekiken (1603-1714), because most catch comes
      from the Ise area.
      ikizukuri, prepared while still alive, is common.
      Since they contain a lot of taurin, they are helpful in battling the
      summer fatigue at the beginning of autumn.
      Hummer, Languste


      Details and photos
      http://washokufood.blogspot.com/2008/09/seafood-autumn.html

      Nowadays these lobsters are made of plastic or cord decorations.



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