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Japan: Girls' Day, March 3rd
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Author:  Mikan [ Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Japan: Girls' Day, March 3rd

Already posted this in Photos, but since this section is viewable to the general public, I'm including a few photos here.

March 3rd is Girls' Day in Japan, a day to celebrate little girls and an excuse to dress them up in kimonos.
It's famous for the Hinamatsuri, the festival of dolls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinamatsuri
The topmost dolls represent the Emperor and Empress, and the lower tiers showcase various Imperial courtiers and musicians, along with festive food and Imperial household goods.
The doll sets come in different sizes - the full sets are huge and impressive.
Here's Graduation Momoko showing a Re-ment version of a fairly large set.
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Smaller sets are easier to display and I would guess cost a lot less.
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Here's the real thing from 2008, in a Nagano train station:
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Boys' Day (called Children's Day) is May 5th, and features different toys and dolls.

Author:  LauraLA [ Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan: Girls' Day, March 3rd

Great little dioramas. The real one is amazing!!! I completely missed Girl's Day. I have the big set that I bought just for the occassion and still haven't set it all up. Ugh.

Author:  Mikan [ Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan: Girls' Day, March 3rd

Quote:
Great little dioramas. The real one is amazing!!! I completely missed Girl's Day. I have the big set that I bought just for the occassion and still haven't set it all up. Ugh.
Yeah, I thought the real one was cool, and to find it in a train station was even cooler.
I missed Girl's Day, too. Luckily GR's photos inspired me to dig out the big set and put it together. :D
Apparently you're not supposed to leave them out too long or it's bad luck for getting girls married off or something(??), but oh well, mine are still sitting out.

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