March 03, 2011
Snacks sometimes have seasonal decorations on their packaging. See the yellow stars in front of the screen surrounded by plum blossoms? They are wearing head ware like the dolls of the emperor and empress in the Japanese doll festival, hina matsuri. This snack is a lightly salted rice cracker. The white splotches are semi-sweet. It is a nice combination of salty and sweet.
Check Kids Web Japan for an explanation of Girls' Day. There is also a story on the site called The Missing Doll. And look here to see how they celebrate in Chiba, Japan.
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