Today is Hinamatsuri! or Girls’ Day. It is a special day in Japan, celebrated each year on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形) that represent Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
We are celebrating today by eating Sakuramochi (桜餅). Sakuramochi is a Japanese sweet consisting of sweet pink-colored rice cake (mochi) with a red bean paste (anko) center, and wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom (sakura) leaf. This is traditionally eaten during the spring season, and especially on Girl’s Day and at flower viewing (hanami) parties.
Read more about it in our manga!~
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