- I look off and i see a kite coming over the cattails .
- The shape of this food looked like ' the heads of cattails ,' and therefore it was named kabayaki .
- In the edo period it was called ' kamaboko ' (cattail ) because the shape was similar to the cattail plant .
- In the case of wild hare , it does not have white winter coat when cattails flower , and in areas where sharks or crocodiles (mentioned later ) are found in the shallow waters the hare ' s fur does not even turn white in winter .
- Back then , however , just as the chinese characters for kabayaki suggest , the way eels were eaten was that they were simply chopped into large chunks like the heads of cattails , skewered and broiled , and therefore , they were treated as coarse fish .
- Onamuji no kami told the hare to go to the mouth of the river and wash the body in fresh water , take the pollen from the cattails (hou , cattail pollen ) that grow there and sleep on them (cattail pollen is called hou , which makes good medicine for treating wounds .)
- The instruction of okuninushi gave to ' wash in the fresh water at the mouth of the river ' means that near the mouth of a river there is an area of brackish water , so that the water there can be said to resemble physiological salinity , and the tips of cattails are known as hou in chinese medicine for their hemostatic effect in , and it can be considered reasonable for treating wounds .