Education | Mar 26

Kanji Quiz: What's the Correct Reading of "御強"?

TOKYO, Mar 26 (News On Japan) - The challenging kanji for today is "御強." This kanji is related to food, but does it ring a bell? Here's a hint: It's something eaten during festivals or on special days.

The correct answer is "Okowa"! "Okowa" is a traditional Japanese dish made with glutinous rice, often used for celebrations and as offerings. It has a sticky texture and can be enjoyed in various flavors, sweet or salty, with different kinds of ingredients added.

Its richness in taste within its simplicity, and its ability to elevate the atmosphere of special days, are where its charm lies. There are also unique regional variations of Okowa across Japan, and discovering them can be quite enjoyable.


MORE Education NEWS

Residents of Japan's oldest student dormitory, self-managed for over 100 years, are digging in as Kyoto University attempts to evict them from the premises.

As the warmth of spring settles in, a warning is being issued for the venomous habu snakes prevalent on Japan's southern islands.

At Izushi High School in Hyogo Prefecture, students took to a fashion show to reveal their new uniforms designed with gender awareness in mind.

POPULAR NEWS

Four men have been arrested by Tokyo police for allegedly recruiting women for prostitution in the United States via a website, promising encounters with affluent clients and high earnings.

For the first time in 73 years, Japan has unveiled a newly constructed whaling mother ship, equipped with drone technology for whaling operations in the Antarctic Sea.

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Nara Prefecture has disciplined its former Youth Division Chief following a controversial dance party incident.

Residents of Japan's oldest student dormitory, self-managed for over 100 years, are digging in as Kyoto University attempts to evict them from the premises.

A Japan Airlines flight en route from Melbourne to Narita Airport encountered sudden severe turbulence on April 1, causing injuries to several cabin crew, including a broken leg.

FOLLOW US