First Hinamatsuri はじめてのお雛祭り

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri or Girl’s Day where we wish the girls in our lives health and happiness. I remember as a little girl the excitement I felt each year when my parents brought out the hinaningyo (hina dolls) from the closet and unwrapped each one from its paper wrapping. Some of the more elaborate doll sets can cost thousands of dollars, but I fondly remember my small collection of some clay dolls handmade by my aunt and tiny props handcrafted by my grandfather.

Now I have a precious baby girl and we wish her every happiness in life. Jiji brought her a beautiful set of Emperor (odairisama) and Empress (ohinasama) dolls from Japan.

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Living in the U.S. I want to make the effort to make sure she doesn’t miss out on Japanese cultural experiences, so I decided we’d have a little Hinamatsuri celebration for dinner. But then I realized I don’t remember much else about the traditions surrounding this holiday. So I did what anyone does when they want to find out anything about anything: Google it. A quick search later the dinner menu was decided: chirashi sushi and clam broth. Apparently the clam shells symbolize a perfect pair – the wish for the girl to find a good husband. LOL. I’ll just settle for healthy and happy.

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Dinner was delicious, but alas, baby Nomz (that’s her nickname) could only dine on… pureed carrots tonight. Next year!

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4 Responses to “First Hinamatsuri はじめてのお雛祭り”


  1. 1 jijimonkey in Japan March 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

    What a wonderful post! I love my grandaughter-pureed carrots girl !!! You were able to get a hishimochi somewhere close to you!

    • 2 honolulueats March 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      お雛様ありがとうー。ひしもち高かったけど思わず買ってしまった。

  2. 3 せっちゃん March 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    かわいらしいおひなさまだね。それにちらし寿司のおいしそうなこと!!おもわずため息が出ちゃったよ~。

    • 4 honolulueats March 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      せっちゃん、ありがとう!ひな祭りを祝うなんて何十年ぶりだったけど楽しかったです。


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