The Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day) celebration was very special this year because it was the first time we threw the event in our new space and it was the first Hinamatsuri for Kayoko's daughter, Mion!
This is one of Kayoko and my favorite events of the year because it's a day to take pause and celebrate girls and women's health. But let's be real - we also love it because it's a day to eat snacks and amazake! And snacks and amazake were had.
MaryKate of Sesame Tiny Bakery brought us a Matcha Chiffon Cake.
My mom's friend Satomi-san brought a traditional Girl's Day sweet, Sakura Mochi (mochi wrapped in cherry blossom leaves).
Our first customer!
And then they kept coming.
Cake for everyone.
Kayoko, aka #1 Mom, made inarizushi (sushi rice in tofu skin), in the red obon bowl and amazake from Den Sake in West Oakland.
Posing with the hina doll set up.
Close ups of the hina doll set, made by my mom.
Mion gets best dressed in her Adidas sushi tracksuit.
Jubilee eating cake.
A determined hina!
Kayoko and I thank everyone who came out for Girl's Day. Quite frankly, we are always surprised by how many people come out for this event. It's a reassuring sign that everyone loves to celebrate with girls, women, and sweets!
See you next year!