#827 I love my mom’s “kusamochi”. ~It was the smell of spring~
I got a package from my mother today.
In the box, some food and two shawls which my mom weaved by a handloom.
One of items was my mom’s handmade “kusamochi”. Kusamochi is a rice-flour dumpling mixed with Japanese mugwort(yomogi herbs). I love my mom’s kusamochi.
My parents picked yomogi herbs at the river bank.
I called my mom on the phone to say thank you. She said that she picked the mugwort at the river bank with my father few days ago.
When I opened the box of kusamochi, I could smell the mugwort. It was the smell of spring.
I was imagining my parents picking the mugwort together at the bank, when I was eating the kusamochi.
Yomogi tastes like spring.
My mom used to take my brother and I to the river bank and picked the mugwort together when we were still kids. It was a lat of fun. She only took us there once a year and it was always the beginning of spring.
Every time when I see this mugwort, it reminds me that spring is just around the corner.
↑These are two shawls which my mom weaved by a handloom.