桜餅

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桜餅 (sakura mochi): Kansai-style sakura mochi.
桜餅 (sakura mochi): Edo-style sakura mochi.
Kanji in this term
さくら
Grade: 5
もち
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(sakura, cherry blossom) +‎ ‎(mochi, rice cake).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

桜餅 ‎(hiragana さくらもち, romaji sakura mochi)

  1. sakura mochi: mochi flavored with pickled sakura blossoms, and with an ‎(an, sweet bean paste) filling; traditionally served for 雛祭り ‎(Hinamatsuri, Girls' Day) on 3 March

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9