Photo: Small Pieces Of Red, Green And Yellow Rice Cakes Are Dried At A Workshop In Shika










Photo: Small pieces of red, green and yellow rice cakes are dried at a workshop in ShikaSmall pieces of red, green and yellow rice cakes are dried at a workshop in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, before they are made into arare rice crackers. The drying of the Noto Shika arare crackers — a local specialty — is well under way in Shika.
The rice cakes need to be dried for a month in winter, during which they are flipped once every three days. After the drying process, they are roasted and seasoned only with salt and sugar.