Celebrating HINA-MATSURI

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.

3rd or March was HINA-MATSURI, a day to celebrate hapiness and healthy growth of a girl. Traditionally in Japan, we decorate the house with HINA-NINGYO (Hina dolls), and have some nice meals with families and friends.

I brought the dolls from Japan, which were given to me from my parents and grandparents, and celebrated the day for Yumi. She is turning 18 months soon, and is a very happy healthy child.

On this day, we usually eat Chirasi-sushi, a sushi served on a plate decorated with vegetables, eggs and sometimes sashimi fish. We also eat Temari-sushi, a bitesize sushi made into a Temari(small ball) shape. Also, things like clam come into season in Japan, so we will make soup from that. For adults, sake is served too!

It is not always easy to celebrate festivals at the same time in Japan, especially when you want to cook for it because some indredients are out of season! We celebrated HINA-MATSURI with sushi, tempura and sashimi. Yumi enjoyed her sushi as usual, and hopefully next year, she will be able to eat other things too!

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