Help identifying Japanese spices
My sister just returned from Japan, where she picked up some spices for me at a market. The only problem is, she couldn't tell me what they were! If anyone can help me identify them, and maybe even recommend common usages, I would be most grateful.
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The one on the left is Nanami-Togarashi, a kind of a chili pepper blended with other spices. This is used quite commonly in Japan to make any kind of Udon or Soba dish hot and spicy. You could almost use it as chili pepper. But the taste of Nanami-Togarashi varies considerably because different kinds of blends of spices are usually used by different makers, so you should just taste it and see if you like it.
The other 2 bags are upside-down and the picture is too small to read Chinese characters.
If you could post a bigger picture, I can tell you. (I am a Japanese. So if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.)
You could have powdered wasabi and the red could be a pepper blend called Nanami. The green could be a sansho pepper, Japanese Sichuan Pepper.