We also eat kashiwa-mochi, which is a rice cake stuffed with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in an oak leaf. The oak tree is considered sacred, and because old leaves do not fall off until new buds appear, they are a symbol of a continuous family line.
So happy Children's Day (and Cinco de Mayo)! It's a public holiday here. We enjoyed a nice day at the park. :)
|Taiga wearing kabuto (samurai hat) that mommy made.|