Friday, July 6, 2018

hishimochi -

Hishimochi ( ) is a three-layer mochi with rhombic shapes with pink, white, and green. This cake is a special meal for Hinamatsuri every March 3 in Japan. In addition to being displayed with a doll, hishimochi is eaten after baking it first.

This cake generally consists of 3 colors, but made into 5 colors up to 7 colors in some areas in Japan. The color of this cake symbolizes the early sights of spring when the young grass begins to grow under the remnants of melting snow while the peach tree begins to bloom. Hishimochi is known today derived from the hishimochi model made in the Edo period.