Feb 28

Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girls’ Day) 2012

in Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day), LFM Videos, Miso Hungry Podcast

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Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, is coming up this Saturday, March 3rd!  This holiday is near and dear to my heart.  With two little girls of my own, I love having a holiday that can be all about them.  I’ve written quite a bit about Hinamatsuri in the past, including a post about the first Hinamatsuri I got to celebrate with Squirrel in Japan (on her first Hinamatsuri we were actually visiting family in the US).  This past Saturday, my partner in podcasting crime, Allison of Sushi Day, and her boyfriend Son drove out to our house for an early Hinamatsuri celebration.  Despite Allison’s Japanese heritage, she had never celebrated Hinamatsuri before. It was such a treat to get to celebrate her first Girls’ Day with her!

Eating a Hinamatsuri lunch

We feasted.

Fuji cooking

Photo Credit: Son of Sushiday.com

Chirashi sushiHamaguri Ushio-JiruSakura mochi filled with shiro-anHappy SquirrelBug eating

We colored.

Hinamatsuri Coloring

We played with dolls.


It was a wonderful day!  We put together a Miso Hungry episode talking about all of the components of the holiday, so you can learn and celebrate too.  I also put together a short little video of our celebration.  Happy Hinamatsuri!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hiragana Mama February 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm

looks fun and delicious! Happy Hinamatsuri!


LiztheChef February 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Love that you taught me about Girls’ Day during your market tour! Also love the purple octopus…


Mimi Avocado February 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

What wonderful memories you are making for your daughters! And for you!


Urban Wife February 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

What a lovely celebration. So glad for learning something new today.
p.s. Cute glasses! :)


Mathilda March 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thank you for all those great articles about Japanese culture and food, I linked your hama-guri no ushio-jiru on my website.


Maureen March 7, 2012 at 5:44 am

Absolutely fascinating! Loved it.


Fuji Mama (Rachael) March 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Thank you everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Hinamatsuri!


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