Sunday, March 04, 2007
Yesterday, March 3rd was Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival/Girls' Day) in Japan. This is a day to pray for young girl's growth and happiness.
Some families with girls display a seven tiered stand with small porcelein dolls. The flowers for Hinamatsuri are "Momo" (peach) and "Hanohana" (rape blossom) .
Last night I went to a Hinamatsuri party at a friend's house with traditional food and and saw for the first time (in a house), the seven tiered doll stand. This set was 48 years old! and in great condition. These days many people don't have the space to display all the dolls and may have a smaller version. Happy Girls' Day to all the girl pups out there.