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大原三千院「初午大根焚き」/Daikon Radish Served At Sanzen-in Temple

2月9日に #大原 へ足を延ばしました。今年は記録的な暖冬ですがこの日は冷え込み、素敵な雪景色を見ることができました。

I visited Ohara area on Feb 9. This year is record mild winter but it was cold enough to have snow on this day.

大原を訪問した目的は、#三千院 の「初午大根焚き」。

The aim of this visit was "Daikondaki"--Cooked Japanese Daikon radish is served at Sanzen-in Temple. (Normally in Kyoto we pronounce Daikodaki but the temple officially announces Daikondaki)

大原三千院 / sanzen-in


This Daikondaki is also titled "bring you happiness," as served daikon radish is specially treated to pray for blessing.


This is organically grown in Ohara area and I found it was very delicious to eat such a warm (almost hot) food in the cold.

大根焚き/ Daiko daki


As you can see in this photo, people were navy kimono with red sash. This is typical clothes of "Oharame".

大原女/ Oharame



"Oharame" is ladies who peddled around Kyoto. The clothes have slightly changed era to era but it is said it originated from a lady once lived in Ohara about 850 years ago.


I enjoyed the moment very much. Their kind "bon appetit" and warm smile put a smile on my face.

大原三千院/ Sanzen-in

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