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Sakuramochi

Sakuramochi

Sakuramochi is a variety of wagashi, or Japanese confectionery consisting of a sweet pink mochi (rice cake) and red bean paste, covered with a leaf of sakura (cherry blossom).

Sakuramochi

You can eat a sweet pink mochi with pickled sakura leaves. It tasts awesome!!

Sakuramochi

Sakura-mochi is eaten on March 3rd, Girl’s Day. The Japanese Doll’s Festival or Girl’s day (Hina-matsuri), is held on March 3, the third day of the third month. This is a day to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness.

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posted by Dionne C , 3月 5, 2009 0:47:58 (Tokyo) :

I heard about this Dolls Day. I heard that traditionally, it’s bad luck for a mother to put the dolls away late after the day, it will symbolize the daughter getting married late in life. I love hearing about Japan’s traditions!

And I LOVE mochi!

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posted by stepstep , 3月 6, 2009 21:08:42 (Tokyo) :

omg. i love mochi,especially in red bean paste!!! x x x

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