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Friday, March 1, 2013

Girls' lovely Day with " Festival " Japanese calligraphy





The Japanese Doll Festival (Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3. 
Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyō)

representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress.







The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period (since about 1200 before). 
The official decoration consists of five or seven steps

Each position is selected as each role.






Girls celebrate it while eating cakes in front of hina-ningyō.
These dolls are succeeded to carefully by ancestors from generation to generation.

Therefore they have the very long history.



   草の戸も 住み替る代ぞ ひなの家
     松尾芭蕉  (1644 - 1694)

   Poor my home take new resident dolls are displayed
     Matsuo Bashō (1644 - 1694)







"祭" (sai, matsuri). It is translated as sacrifice to, ceremonial, festival, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script. 

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
  ⺼ (meat)  +  手 (hand)  +  示 (ceremony)


Many encounters will create various stories.
I image the figures that people bless each other in a hand hand.

very small event. very profound love.



   掌に 飾つて見るや 雛の市
     小林一茶 (1763 - 1827)


   In a palm decoration looks at market of dolls
     Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)







This song is known to all Japanese.
It is the gentle music that a calm spring day seems.

The mind to value a tradition is included there.


   雛祭る 都はづれや 桃の月
     与謝蕪村 (1716 - 1784)

   The Doll's Festival even this country moon of peach
     Yosa Buson (1716 - 1784)



67 comments:

  1. Son unas fotografías muy bellas.
    Siempre que veo algo así,me quedo impresionado de tanta belleza.
    Un abrazo.

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  2. Elles sont vraiment magnifiques ces poupees,fines,precieuses,anciennes,magnifique,merci de ton partage !

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  3. Que belleza de muñecas Ruma! Están llenas de ternura. Gracias por acercarnos tus tradiciones y darnos a conocer la excelente Caligrafía.
    Un abrazo.
    Ramón

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  4. Beautiful photoes! Japan is a lovely country :-)
    Regards Marit

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  5. La muñecas representan nuestra infancia y nuestros sueños con ellas y que bueno que haya un día para ellas y que se las recuerde, muy bonitas, un abrazo

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  6. Beautiful post. is super interesting to learn the history and traditions of other cultures.
    Especially your country has a lot of color in their culture and a very special charm. The dolls are beautiful and very delicate and detailed elaboration.
    I like that you join, music, tradition and art.
    A big hug and blessings!

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  7. Realmente son unas fotografías de gran belleza!
    Un abrazo.

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  8. SON PRECIOSAS!!!
    Gracias amiga por compartir!!!
    Un abrazo
    Conxita :)

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  9. ...un posto stupendo il Giappone!!!
    ..quanto vorrei esssere lì!

    Ciao
    CSJ

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  10. Piękna tradycja i cudowne lalki. Miło poznać kolejny znak. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
    A beautiful tradition and a wonderful doll. Nice to see another sign. Yours sincerely.

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  11. Bellissime foto, il Giappone e proprio una bella terra.
    A presto Ruma un abbraccio.
    Ciao
    Paolo

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  12. These dolls make a great impression on me, they are beautiful and delicate. Wonderful pictures, admire and greet

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  13. Ruma, beautiful and interesting tradition. Nice costumes and images. Warm greetings Dietmut

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  14. Beautiful and magical post.
    I loved this celebration.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  15. Maravillosas muñecas las que nos muestras en tus bellas imágenes. Para mí también es un día muy especial, celebro mi cumpleaños.

    Un inmenso y cálido abrazo Ruma desde Spain.

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  16. J'ai toujours admiré ces magnifiques poupées au Japon. Il y a à Nagoya, une boutique qui en vend. Avec le peu d'expérience du Japon, en plus voyageant seule, sans traducteur, je voyais bien que ce ne devait pas être un magasin de jouet. Je rentre pour demander des explications, aussi pour savoir ce qu'était ces magnifiques arrangements d'origamie et de trassge de graminées.
    Impossible. je ne comprenais pas un traître mot. La tour de Babel avait passé par là.

    Depuis, j'ai fait quelque progrès dans la compréhension de la signification des symboles.
    Votre photo est absolument magnifique.

    Modestement j'ai réactivé mon blog * Japon* que j'avais abandonné depuis plus d'une année par manque de temps.

    Un petit bonjour de Lausanne, en Suisse.

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  17. Рума, спасибо за красивый и интересный пост.

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  18. Que finura y elegancia tienen las muñecas, son preciosas las fotos. Besicos.

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  19. Oh, I really love the dolls. They are so delicate! :-)

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  20. What wonderful colours of life. Thank you.

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  21. Keeping traditions is wonderful I liked the video.
    Have a wonderful spring, ruma!
    Greetings from Romania

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  22. Interesting post! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hilsen Anita

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  23. Happy ✿ Hina-Matsuri ✿ ひなまつり

    Ruma, your web page is lovely ✿

    I love this traditional festival "hina-matsuri"
    ♬ I love the song too ♬

    Thank you very much
    Merci beaucoup ❤

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  24. Interesting Chinese Cultural representation. Loving it. i have seen such in movies on Chinese Channels. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. ohh i am so sorry for i used Chinese instead of Japanese :( i realized my mistake of typing. Mistakenly happen.
      But still i love your photographs :)

      Stay blessed

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  25. May the first Day of March bring in Your soul the colour of such images, Ruma-sama!
    All good wishes from the Old Continent!

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  26. C'est absolument magnifique...
    Bon weekend.
    Anna

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  27. Hello Ruma.
    Beautiful music and words, very lovely and colorful images.
    Thank you for this precious information about this festivity.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love Ambar

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  28. Magnifique, tout simplement magnifique , j'adore ces présentations de petites poupées, et ces mobiles tellement colorés , bravo et merci !

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  29. Hi Ruma

    Very nice, a dolls day..
    great pictures...

    Grtz Nieske

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  30. une fete tres jolie...merci pour cettes tres jolies photos! et biensur, pour video!

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  31. I think i was once offered a box of japanese sweets looking like this. I didn't know it was related to Hina-matsuri. Thanks for letting me know :-)

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  32. もうひな祭りなんですね。今年は例年より寒いせいか、すっかり忘れてまして、今日お雛さんを飾りました。明日は、ちらしずしを作って、主人とお祝いします。

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  33. A collection beautiful and very well maintained!
    I liked the video :))
    Have a good weekend
    a hug.

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  34. So very beautiful and interesting. The girls must love the festival so much. The elaborate decorations and the color are just pleasing to the eyes.
    Thanks for sharing Ruma :)

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  35. 優雅なお顔立ちのお雛さまです。お写真を拝見していますと、緋もうせんのあたりは穏やかな日だまりのようにふんわりと暖かいですね。奈良はお水取りがはじまりました。お水取りが終わると本当の春が来るといわれています。
    keiko

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  36. minunate! atat de dragalase! o sarbatoare plina de jucarii realizate cu atata dragoste! o adevarata arta!
    multumesc frumos pentru aceste frumoase imagini si informatii pe care ni le-ai impartasit si noua!
    iti doresc o seara minunata!

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  37. Japońskie rękodzieło zapiera dech w piersiach. Lalki to majstersztyk.

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  38. It's really beauty fascinating celebration.
    Warms greetings.

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  39. Show photo in quality and beauty.
    Exciting! Amazing! hug

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  40. Dear Ruma, it was nice to 3-3 have in my home to visit my daughter and my two granddaughters ... Beautiful dolls true that with their blue eyes, remind to grandparents the beauty of the water and the sky.
    It 'nice to see the seasons passing through the festivals of Japan, so full of symbols, so ancient and so strong because they are written in the heart of humanity ... forever.

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  41. Es increíble que una tradición haya perdurado tantos años...

    Abrazos

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  42. Very very colorful. A similar doll festival is celebrated in the South of India during October-November known as Golu or Kolu with 3 to 9 steps.

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  43. The meaning of the tied ropes?? A kind of bonding??

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  44. Hi Ruma - today I read twice about this festival - once on your blog and in the news where a father in Japan died protecting his daughter when they got stranded in the snow. I thought his story was one of such sacrifice and love which the festival also shows. Peace. B

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  45. 先月は父の急逝で2月は文字通り「逃げて」いきました。お雛様の日が満中陰でした。娘が臨月の大きなお腹を抱えて参列してくれましたが、父母もお雛様も無事な生命の誕生を見守ってくれていると思います。
    吉徳のお雛様ですね。ほんとに美しく品のあるお内裏様とお雛様ですね。

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  46. 優雅で奥ゆかしいお雛様ですね。お雛様にほんのり差し込んだ柔らかい光も好きです。
    RedRose

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  47. この芭蕉の句は一読分かりやすいというわけには行きませんが、芭蕉が旅立つまえの感慨を詠んだと知って好きになりました。格調高いお雛様。春ですね。

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  48. What a great tradition. I'd never be able to choose a doll from that shop though. They're all so beautiful!

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  49. °º✿✿
    °º✿ FELIZ DIA INTERNACIONAL DA MULHER!
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  50. The hina doll has a gentle and elegant look. It would be cold outside, but the soft sunlight on her face gives warmness. By displaying a set of hina dolls, cold tatami mat room is brightened up. Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day, but it is not so well known in Japan. Instead, March 3rd is the day to pray for good health and wellbeing of all women both young and old. Wish you joyful and healthy days ahead.

    Yoko

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  51. Your words fill my heart with joy whenever I read them at my blog. Thanks so much for your kind wishes, I heartily wish the the same for you and your family.
    Have a lovely weekend Ruma :)

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  52. Beautiful collection!!
    Kiss.
    Nita

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  53. Your photos and words are such a delight to see and read. It feels great to be here, a sense of peace prevails. Have a lovely weekend Ruma :)

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  54. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Beautiful pictures.
    I enjoyed listening to the beautiful song.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Plus que de l'exotique, la langue d'un pays qui s'exprime en silence par ses costumes. Art majeur.
    Amicalement,
    Peace and love.

    Roger

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  56. Ruma, this was a lovely post. The doll displays are enchanting and I love the music. I hope you are well. I am recovering beautifully from my left total shoulder replacement surgery and am awaiting the arrival of my first grandchild on or around April 21. June 1, I return to India, probably for six months.

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  57. The dolls are exquisitely beautiful. Such vibrant, magnificent colors and dresses and hangings, beautiful display!!! We also have a tradition in India to display the dolls of gods and goddesses and birds and all creation in steps - usually odd numbers from three. Its a festival and the dolls are passed onto the next generation. A loved this lovely post!!! Cheers, Ruby

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  58. Buenas noches ruma, es una delicia pasar por su blog, me ha encantado su tradición y ese vídeo tan bello.
    Muchas gracias.
    le dejo un beso de ternura.
    Sor.Cecilia

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  59. Heips ruma,
    I really love this post.
    Greetings
    orvokki

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