In preparation for their great day, girls will put out special dolls and peach blossoms, which are also a reminder that wonderful spring time is just around the corner. There are special foods to accompany these celebrations too, the main ones being chirashi-zushi and clam soup. Chirashi-zushi is a type of sushi salad with many colourful ingredients, such as root vegetables and seafood. It is absolutely delicious, very healthy and even looks like spring petals – the perfect party dish! The significance of clams is that they do not match with any other kind of shell, a metaphor for wishing a girl will meet the love of her life.
Even if you don’t have the dolls, why not celebrate this special day by decorating with peach blossoms, cooking up some chirashi-zushi and deciding to take a leading role for a change?!
Keiko Uchida Founder/ lifestyle brand Keiko Uchida.
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