Posts by Susan Hashimoto

Japanese Girls’ Festival

In early March, we, the Japanese girls at Paradise Valley Estates, celebrated Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival (or Girls’ Festival) that is traditionally celebrated on March 3.

Dancing Through Life

When I was three years old, with a strong urging by the doctor, my grandmother started taking me to Nihon Buyo dance lessons taught by a young local dance teacher named Okubo Sensei.