Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Girl's Day




Today is Hinamatsuri (or Girl's Day) here in Japan. This is our third Hinamatsuri since starting our blog (2007)(2008) and today I bought some of the traditional sweets eaten to share with my girls. We tried both "sakura-mochi "(bean paste-filled pink rice cakes with cherry leaves) and "kashiwamochi "( rice cakes wrapped in kashiwa (oak) leaves. Kashiwamochi are traditional Japanese sweets usually eaten on Children's Day on May 5th but they were being sold together with the girls day sweets today. A great thing about Japan is the festivals, celebratory and seasonal foods - there is just so much variety! Happy Girls Day to all the girls out there.

11 comments:

Suzuki said...

Ooooh. Girls Day! I like the sound of that :)
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Martha Basset said...

We like the sound of Girls Day too!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy Girls Day pals. Hmmm D & B like Japanese sweets, not that we would know....sigh.
We heard there was going to be more snow in Tokyo. Did it arrive?

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

TWa76 said...

Mom asked to say happy girls day for you to! Shes only girl in our family and loves the idea of girls day.

The Army of Four said...

I'm not sure I'd like those little cakes, but Storm probably would! She and I should get Mom to make us something to celebrate Girl's Day!
Much happiness to you!
Love,
Ammy

Lorenza said...

I hope you had a very happy girl's day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Girl's Day to Jazz and Dixie!
I love the colorful cakes, must be very tasty too, yum!

Suzuki said...

Hi girls!
Mummy asked me to ask you to please tell your Mummy that all the treats are hooman edible too :)
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Happy Hinamatsuri ladies :D Oooh, those sweets look interesting....do you eat the leaves too? Not sure about the leaves but rice cakes....mmmm!
We got some snow today but it's so pathetic....barely enough to bury your snooter in! Mum's glad though :o)
Girly slobbers xx

Bae Bae said...

Happy girl's day to you doggies. :)

~ Bae

Sara Alves said...

Hi Jass and Dixie!
found your blog thru Suzuki!
you’re sooooo cute! I´m in love!
hope you had a greeeat girls day! (wonder why we don’t have that here in Portugal???)

I´ll be checking your blog from know on :)

Kisses and Licks

Sara and PU