Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hinamatsuri Theme Snacks

On 3 March, it was my daughter's birthday and it was also Hinamatsuri or Girl's Day. Dolls representing the Emperor (Odairi-sama) and Empress (Ohime-sama) are on display almost everywhere. Our family has made it a tradition to have a Hinamatsuri themed birthday cake each year. Sometimes the cake is from Fuji-ya which feature their popular mascots Peko-chan and Poko-chan in place of Odairi-sama and Ohime-sama. Fuji-ya's competitor Cozy Corner often feature's Disney character's such as Minnie and Mickey Mouse, or Donald and Daisy Duck in place of Odairi-sama and Ohime-sama.

This year I noticed that that one of my Australian wife's favorite Koala shaped chocolate filled snack had a Hinamatsuri theme.

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