Saturday, March 9, 2024

" Girls ' Day , March 3rd" Japanese Doll Festival

   The Japanese Doll Festival ( Hinamatsuri ), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3.

   A set of ornamental dolls ( hina-ningyō ) representing the Emperor, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

   The custom of displaying dolls began about 1200 years ago. 
   The official decoration consists of five steps.

   Each position is selected as each role.

   I show respect for Lady in the whole world.

   Era when the talent of all women was utilized has come.
   And the world will become more peaceful if the status of women worldwide improves.

The introduction to the English version of Hinamatsuri, as introduced on Japan's national broadcaster NHK.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

" Congratulations " Japanese calligraphy

   寿 " (ju, or kotobuki).
   It is translated as congratulations, felicitation, celebration, greetings, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

   This character is very famous as "寿司 (su-shi)".
   There are the words called "寿命 life (whole duration of a being) " elsewhere, too.