Girl's Day with Ninjas 忍者クラスでお雛様
I had an opportunity to share the Girl's Day celebration with Ninjas this week.
I hope that the traditional Girl’s Day tunes from the music box that came with my dolls over 40 years ago delivered the vibe of the festival well in my presentation.
In a short five minutes, children learned many topics on this special day such as meaning of each traditional food, brief history of the festival, and different kinds of dolls. I was so happy to see how eager they were to answer my questions when I asked to guess the meaning of the colors of 3 layered mochi. Then, they got to taste the mochi at the end of the class.
In stead of “Thank you,” little ninjas and even their parents used “Arigatō,” which they practice in class all the time, in real life situation with me in Japanese to thank me. I was very touched.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my culture and I hope they felt Japan a little closer than before.
I’ve been baking hishi mochi every night for almost a week, and my daughter is getting tired of eating them! I will quit making until next year!