Osekihan (Azuki Red Bean Sticky Rice)

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For those who have been married for a long time, do you remember the day when you started dating your partner? 

In Japanese culture, when two people start dating for a romantic relationship, we have a small proposal so it’s obvious to remember. For the proposal, the one may ask the other to come to a place, or in the middle of conversation while having a cup of coffee together, the one suddenly stops talking. And, when the other wonders what’s going on, the one stares at the other’s eyes and asks “Can you go out with me?” (*Don’t say cheesy! This is just an example, but it’s typical and all you need to say is ohhhhhhh or ahhhhh with clapping your hands.)

I’m originally from Japan, but as I’m living in the US and my husband has a pretty little image about Japan, I don’t know/remember when we started…

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