Children’s Day Platter


Yesterday, 5th May, was the Children’s Day in Japan.
Children are celebrated and happiness is wished upon them.

The Children’s Day was originally called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句) and also was a festival for only boys but nowadays this is for both boys and girls.

On Children’s Day, families fly huge carp-shaped streamers called Koinobori(鯉のぼり) outside their house.  The Koi (carp) symbolizes strength and success from a Chinese legend – a carp swam upstream to become a dragon.

I have two boys, hence I decided to cook these children’s platter which were packed with their favourite meals.  

Sausage Train
Koinobori sausage & Smoked salmon Sushi
Taiwanese Zongzi (中華ちまき)
Bless them.
May you seek to learn and may you learn to live.