This book is about the certain types of dishes and flavorings that you can make out of soybeans. In だいず, we learn about how each dish is created from soy step by step. During Setsubun, the Japanese throwing festival that usually occurs either every February 3rd or 4th, there is a custom that involves throwing roasted soybeans in order to prevent evil spirits from coming into the house.
I would recommend this story to students who have taken at least one semester of Japanese in college. It is for readers who want to know more about what is part of the Japanese diet. Honestly, reading this book made me a bit hungry!
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Thank you for your book review. I will definitely check out 大豆(だいず) because I am interested in Japanese cuisine. I love dishes made from soybeans like 豆腐、もやしand 納豆(Yes, 納豆!).
It is also interesting for me to know that the book introduces 節分, the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. I hope I can find more about the special ritual 豆撒き in this book!