Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday March 1, 2012

Steamed rice cooked in vegetable broth with carrots, bamboo shoots, pea pods, onion, egg, and shitake mushrooms.
Vegetable soup in dashi broth with tofu, seaweed, scallions, carrot and inoki mushrooms.
Cabbage salad with bean sprouts, carrots, and cucumber in a peanut-vinegar dressing.
Hina-matsuri nut snack.

The Japanese Doll Festival 雛祭り Hina-matsuri, or Girls' Day, is held on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls 雛人形 hina-ningyō representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

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