"Rahotsu" refers to the curly hair on the heads of large Buddha statues. The first character in rahotsu when it is written in Japanese refers to spiral shells, and the curly hair on the heads of the large Buddha statues always curls to the right.
These hair curls are symbols of wisdom.
There are 966 of them on the large Buddha statue at Todai-ji Temple in Nara!
Rahotsu Manju are manju fried to a savory crispness in rice-bran oil and shaped like that curly hair.
Rahotsu Manju have a new food texture that is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
They're delicious and may even have special beneficial effects.