Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Hinamatsuri! (The Japanese Dolls' Festival)

I am a day late and a dollar short but I was far too busy yesterday to post on the actual day of Hinamatsuri, March 3rd, so I will post today. Here are some photos of the dolls enjoying the ceremonial dolls. 

Here is a link to Hinamatsuri 2014 blog post and you can go through my other 2015 and 2016 blog posts as well. This is a link to my Japanese room tutorial
on Flicker, if you follow the pictures and the description, it is really simple to create the walls shown above in the photos with your own variations. With a little ingeniuity  you could probably make real shoiji working doors. 

I hope enjoyed the pics, and Happy Hinamatsuri!


Barb the Evil Genius said...

Every time I read about the doll festival, I always find myself remembering the books Miss Happiness and Miss Flower and Little Plum by Rumer Godden. I would love to be as creative with my dolls as the children in those books were!

Sam said...

I did enjoy your photos! You made me remember something I had forgotten. About twenty-five years ago I was in Japan staying with a family who had a very impressive Hinamatsuri display in their home. I was in awe of such a beautiful display of dolls and the story behind it.
Your doll scene is great!

Lisa Neault said...

Barb, I have that book and those books and adore them. Miss Happiness and Miss flower was one of my favorite books because of the plans for the Japanese doll house. It has always been on my 'bucket' list to build that dollhouse, not only in 1:12 scale but to enlarge the plans and figure out how to do it in 1:6 scale. Rumor Godden was one of my favorite authors as a child, with her many books of fantasy on dolls and children. I lived in front of my dollhouse as a kid and drove my mother nuts going back and forth to the library checking out this author's books. I guess it should be expected that I should grow up and do this for a living, lol.

Sam how marvelous! I have always wanted to see an authentic Japanese hina display. I have always wanted to visit Japan and see this marvelous festival and how it is celebrated.