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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

It Was Recently Hinamatsuri! 最近、ひな祭りでした!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here, and I plan to continue working on this blog. I have had a very busy month, and now I am back at uni, and the workload for Advanced Japanese is pretty intense! 

Recently in Japan, it was Hinamatsuri. Hinamatsuri is an annual festival, that takes place on the 3rd of March. This festival is dedicated to praying for the health and wellbeing of daughters in the family. To do this, from around the middle of February, families can display special dolls that sit on a special platform. These dolls and the platform represent the imperial palace and it's inhabitants. Even though the Hinamatsuri we know today didn't begin until the Edo period (1603-1868), the dolls wear Heian period (794-1185) kimono. After the festival, the dolls must be put away quickly, as it is said that leaving them out for too long can delay the marriage of your daughter.

These days though, you can buy many different modern doll sets, such as Hello Kitty, and even Disney! I prefer the more traditional looking dolls despite loving Disney, but they are still really cute!

Which kind of doll do you prefer?







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