Musings of a wife and mother, born and raised in Hawaii. Far away from home now, but creating and discovering bits of sunshine and paradise in everyday life.
Posts tagged "osaka-ya"
Girls' Day Treats and Mochi Making

Girls’ Day Treats and Mochi Making

It’s raining rice crackers on Sakura mochi! Last Saturday, March 3rd, we celebrated Japanese Girls’ Day, also known as Hinamatsuri (Japanese Doll Festival). A couple of days before Girls’ Day, I was lucky to be able to watch some special Girls’ Day mochi being made at Osaka-Ya, the only Japanese confectionery shop in the area....
Mochi Love

Mochi Love

Earlier this month, I was in charge of putting together a fundraiser for Laurel and Quill’s Japanese school. I threw everything together in a week, and we really just had two weeks to sell. The school already does a really successful mandarin orange fundraiser in the fall, and a tamale fundraiser in the late spring....