I’m studying Geisha and I am doing a presentation on them. I have decided that during the presentation the veiwers will sit on the floor and I will offer them Japanese Green Tea to get them feeling what I am saying to them but I dont know what to give them to snack on. I have however found rice cakes to maybe work – any ideas??
If you can make or buy some, I would suggest the little cakes filled with bean paste. Something like this should work: http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesecake/r/manjucake.htm There are a few other possible ideas here, if you scroll down to the Japanese section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_jam
When I went to the Japanese tea ceremony before the Miyako Odori in April, we were served either Manju or some kind of Daifuku with the tea (sorry, I still get them confused), so it strikes me as pretty authentic for a geisha tea ceremony.
GREEN TEA HEALS !