徳永夕子の季節をめぐる 「もうすぐ雛祭り」

Yuko Tokunaga's season "Doll's Festival coming soon"

It's almost Doll's Festival.

Although I have many memories of the Doll's Festival, perhaps because of my family's business selling Hina dolls, my memories of March 3rd are more about the Hina dolls (probably because they are always around us) and the food.

[Hinamatsuri = Kamishi no Sekku] Since I was little, ``chirashi sushi'' has been a standard dish.
Shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, lotus root, boiled conger eel, and silk pods.
And the kinshi tamago is fluffy.




In the past, living things were not served as garnishes, but these days people sometimes add salmon roe and other extravagant dishes, and the gorgeousness of the table adds to the excitement of a fun festival.


Nowadays, I make my own dishes while remembering the dishes my mother used to prepare, but my daughter and I have also started competing with each other to see how well the tamago is made, using video sites on the internet as a reference.

When I think of my beloved child's Doll's Festival, I can't help but get too excited.
I sometimes hear that it's difficult to prepare everything by yourself.
That's why I personally try to make celebrations that are reasonable and appropriate to the child's growth and circumstances.
Once your child gets a little older, we recommend having the whole family participate so that the preparations don't become a chore on your own. It's an opportunity for everyone to experience Japanese culture, and it's also a time to be moved by watching your child grow.

The Doll's Festival = Kamishi no Sekku will be celebrated ten years from now, and even for the next generation.
Hoping that it will be passed down as a happy event filled with laughter,
I would like to pray for my daughter's healthy growth this year as well.

Our house is fully prepared with peach blossoms and Hina dolls on display.
I can't wait for March 3rd again this year.


(Photography/editing: Kondo)

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