Today, March 3rd, is the “Hinamatsuri” (girl’s day) in Japan.

We celebrate girls in the family and wish for their healthy growth and happiness by displaying special dolls and eating chirashizushi among other things.

So I made lunch in that theme today. My mom used to make me these lunches every year. Even though we didn’t have the concept of “Character obento” at that time, but her hinamatsuri lunches were definitely that.

The paper craft in the back of the picture was made by our daughter at her Japanese school :)