Hishimochi / Hishi-Mochi
Hishimochi refers to a Japanese sweet with pink, white and green layers which is one of the special foods associated with Hina Matsuri. On Hina Matsuri, Japanese families with girls will display a special set of dolls and serve special foods, like Hishimochi to celebrate having a girl or girls in the family. Moreover, Hishimochi which is also spelled Hishi-Mochi refers to a diamond shaped rice cakes are placed on the stand with Hina dolls. Hishimochi are colored in pink which implies peach flowers, white which denotes snow, and green that mplies new growth. Hina Matsuri is celebrated annually in March 3.