I want to make a post of its own of the special rice Taeka-San prepared for Dante. It is called Sekihan which literally means Red Rice. It is a dish made by steaming rice with adzuki beans which makes the rice a bit red. In the old times Japanese rice was more reddish in color than it is today.
Toshi told us that they call adzuki beans 'red diamonds'. Our sekihan also included chestnuts - a very special treat.
Here is a story of how to make the Sekihan.