Birthday Party – Japan Themed!-

Posted August 31st, 2012 in Food, Perth WA 2 Comments »

We visited my friend’s house for her elder son’s 3rd birthday party!

I’m surprised that not many people (even Indonesian people!) don’t know this Japanese cartoon character “Anpan-man”.  Anpan-man is super popular in Japan now.  Everywhere you go, you’ll see this face.  All my friends here who have children have at least one Anpan-man good at home.  So do I.  On my last homecoming trip I felt like I had to buy Anpan-man goods as they’re everywhere.

Above foods are chirashi-zushi (scattered sushi) with Anpan-man face, omu-rice with Anpan-man face, potato salads, and gyoza.

Here is another Anpan-man.  They are actual anpan (buns filled with sweet red bean paste).  The faces are so cute!  Everything was handmade.

Hiro got one too.

Birthday cake was tiramisu.  With Anpan-man face on it.

After blowing the candles, the birthday boy did this “traditional Japanese ceremony” thingy – breaking the lid of sake container.  I thought there’d be toys or lollies inside as this was a child’s birthday party, but the inside was filled with real sake.  It was for adults.

Food was amazing.  Mum did a great job!

2 Comments on “Birthday Party – Japan Themed!-”

  1. 1 Megan said at 10:04 am on August 31st, 2012:

    Looks amazing – all my favourite party food and I just love the drum of sake 🙂 What a great tradition.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 9:37 am on September 2nd, 2012:

    Hi Megan,

    Yes I loved the food too 🙂 She brought the sake drum from Japan which was amazing.

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