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)
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)