Friday, 4 March 2011

Girls Festival

Hi, I'm Satomi.
Today’s blog is about Girls Festival “Hina-matsuri”.
March 3rd is Hina-Matsuri, the Doll's Festival for girls.
People display a set of dolls and pray for the sound growth of girls in the family.
It's also called "the Girls' Festival" because it's to wish for girls' growth and happiness.
People display graceful dolls in ancient court costumes on a tier of 5 or 7 shelves covered with scarlet cloth.
These dolls represent the Emperor and Empress, the court ladies, the ministers and the court musicians.
The girls are expected to be as elegant as these courtly ladies.
And eating sweet rice crackers (Hina arare) .
Hina arare are looks pretty.
I like this.

Two years ago, I went Yanagawa (in Fukuoka) to looking the Dolls.
See you next week :)

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