baked as a potato

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The Last Tayū of Yoshiwara

Name: 初菊 | Hatsugiku (First Chrysanthemum of the Season)

Age: ~21

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Unknown

Build: Slender

Clan/Employer: 玉鶴屋 | Tamatsuruya (Jade Crane House)

Rank: Tayū

Location: 吉原 | Yoshiwara (Pleasure District of Edo)

Notable Physical Traits: White hair, bright blue eyes, pale as marble, delicate features, appears younger than he is, does not scar

Personality: Aloof, a seasoned actor, cunning, proud, fragile, kind to those he loves, wistful, passionate at heart

Likes:

  • The first snow of winter, as snow does not often fall in Edo
  • The quiet of dawn, since the night in Yoshiwara is rowdy and busy
  • Sweets
  • Fresh flowers
  • Sleeping in
  • His apprentice, Kiyohime, practicing her music instruments and reciting poetry
  • Feeding his goldfish
  • Flower arranging
  • Rare occasions where his clients take him on outings beyond the walls of Yoshiwara
  • Baked sweet potato

Dislikes:

  • Clients who think he owes them his body
  • Clients who showers him in wealth as if that’s all he wants
  • Clients in general
  • Summer heat
  • Rain in autumn
  • Rats and insects
  • Pity
  • Excessive noise
  • Makeup smearing
  • Over-excitable people

Background:

Sold at a young age and passed from one continent to another, Hatsugiku eventually found a place to stay in the District of Yoshiwara, at one of the biggest pleasure houses: Tamatsuruya. Even as a child, his beauty caught the eyes of its master and mistress, Renji and Miho Hasegawa. They trained him to become one of the most celebrated courtesans of the region. They succeeded.

Famed for his snowy hair, Hatsugiku quickly rose through the ranks and became a Tayū, the most prestigious of courtesans, who could refuse clients and sway fashion trends of the country. However, despite numerous offers from Lords and wealthy merchants to buy him out of Yoshiwara, Hatsugiku remains within its gilded walls, where the flesh is common commodity. He waits for the return of a man, a wandering swordsman, who has stolen his heart and promised to take him away before departing for years without news.

His most treasured possession is his childhood name, the only thing he remembers of his origins.

Sweet Potato Casserole


Yields one 2 quart casserole

The things you’ll need

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Mash
  • 3 to 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Topping
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Equipment
  • Large pot
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk attachments
  • Colander
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • Baking dish

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and then carefully place potato cubes into the pot. Bring heat down to medium and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes and then transfer to a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend potatoes until smooth.
  5. In another large bowl combine the mashed sweet potatoes with sugars, eggs, vanilla, coconut milk, spices, salt and melted butter. Blend thoroughly then spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. For the topping, in a medium bowl combine brown sugar, flour, melted butter, and the chopped pecans until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the top of the sweet potato mixture.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the filling is heated through and the topping has slightly browned.