View topic - Nattou = Payment Beans?
Am I to translate this as "Payment beans"? Why are they called this, or is it just coincidence. Were fermented soybeans once used as currency?
Someone please explain..
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(I didn't know myself, so I checked on 納 and found it is the 'root' for 'osameru', which means to offer or dedicate (which, I suppose... 'payment' is a way to say that...) -- is nattou offered at any certain time by the Japanese?)
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It's also the first Kanji of words that mean "troubled & worried"....again, the smell makes me think there is a connection.
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So: The logic of ingredients: cooking.
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