3.9 x 5.8 inches
100% Satogami Japanese Paper
Printed in Japan
Illustrated by Japanese Illustrator, Shirotae
Retro Stencil Dyeing Style
The Japanese word mede-tai(めでたい) means literally, "wanting of admiration, " or "auspicious" and "celebratory." Japanese are particularly fond of specific foods on auspicious occasions because of certain fortuitous plays on words, or the association of a name with words related to good fortune.
During the New Year and on happy events such as weddings or the birth of a baby, salt-grilled tai is a special traditional fare throughout the country.