March

Hinamatsuri is an occasion to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. Most families with girls display dolls for the Doll’s Festival called Hina-ningyo. The dolls depict the imperial court. Today, we eat traditional dishes like Scattered sushi (chikashi-sushi), clam soup, went white sake (shirozake), rise cake cubes(hishimochi), for the Doll’s festival. The peach blossom is the symbol flower for Doll’s Festival. Enjoy the conversation about Japanese cultural event of Doll’s day and learn Japanese flower arrangement. Enjoy Iwakuni and Japan !