More Little Flowers

red bean daffodil wagashi

Another beautiful one from Kichizoh・吉蔵.

The Latin name for daffodil is Narcissus. The Greek god Narcissus was famed for his beauty, but through arrogance killed himself. The goddess Nemesis noticed his self-obsession and lured him to a pool where he fell in love with his own reflection.

Some say while he was staring at his reflection, nymphs transformed him into a daffodil in order to get revenge for his cruelty. Others stories say he drowned trying to capture his reflection, and the daffodils growing along the riverbed were named after him.

Anyway this one was really delicious.

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