Chirashi Sushi (Mixed Rice) and Hinamatsuri 2011 (Japanese Girls Day)

Chirashi Sushi (Mixed Rice) and Hinamatsuri 2011 (Japanese Girls Day)

  I originally planned to post this on Friday, March 11th, but it turned out to be the morning after the 9.0 earthquake that hit Sendai, Japan on March 10, 2011. It seemed inappropriate to immediately post a celebratory chirashi sushi dish that I made for a festive Japanese holiday, Girl’s Day. Featured Above: Photo Credit Hideki Ueha (chirashi that I made in 2012). Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with all of those who...

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Temaki Sushi (Hand Roll) & Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girl’s Day) 2010

Temaki Sushi (Hand Roll) & Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girl’s Day) 2010

When I was growing up, I remember Hinamatsuri, or Girl’s Day, as a special occasion that my parents celebrated every year. Hinamatsuri, also known as Japanese Doll Festival, is celebrated annually on March 3rd.  The dolls are thought to fend off evil spirits and pray for the healthy growth and happiness of girls. When I was born, my maternal grandparents in Japan sent a complete set of Hina-ningyo (ornamental dolls) to my parents....

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