Thursday, March 3, 2016

【Happy Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) 】【Happy Doll's Day】【Happy Girl's Day】【3rd March】^^

Hinamatsuri (雛祭り)】【the Doll's Daythe Girls' Day

うれしいひなまつり(Happy Hinamatsuri)

雛の父母,  いつでも雛を,  見守るぞ】^^

3rd March is the Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) which is also called the Doll's Day or the Girls' Day. It is a special day in Japan. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the EmperorEmpress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

The Kantō region and the Kansai region have different placement orders of the dolls from left to right. The ornamental dolls are usually placed in 7 separate platforms.The top tier holds two dolls, known as imperial dolls (内裏雛 (だいりびな) dairi-bina). The word dairi means "imperial palace". The Emperor (男雛 O-bina) is holding a ritual baton ( shaku) and the Empress (女雛 Me-bina) is holding a fan, often mistakenly called Odairi-sama (御内裏様) and Ohina-sama (御雛様) respectively.The dolls are usually placed in front of a gold folding screen byōbu (屏風) and placed beside green Japanese garden trees.

In addition, outside Japan, Hinamatsuri is also celebrated in Florence (Italy), with the patronage of the Embassy of Japan, the Japanese Institute and the historical Gabinetto VieusseuxHinamatsuri is also celebrated in the U.S. State of Hawaii.
For more detailed information, please refer to Wikipedia.

Japanese people like making haiku on special day. 
I have tried to make a haiku on this special day as well....Haha…
Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry.
(Meaning: Parents are always protecting their children.)

Finally, if you are interested, please listen to the following song ‘Happy Hinamatsuri’ (in Japanese) as well.

うれしいひなまつり(Happy Hinamatsuri

Thanks for reading. See you~~~ Happy Hinamatsuri! ^^

In Japan, instead of the International Women's Day (8th March), the Girl's Day/ the Doll's Day is usually discussed and celebrated at a larger scale.
In another blog, I have shared some information about the International Women's Day and some other peripheral information. If you are interested as well, please refer to:

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