ひな祭り。Girls festival.

今日はひな祭り。

天気は、快晴!

最高です。

息子二人。

スクスク育ってます。

娘はいませーん。

今日は、ひな祭りについて話したいと思います。
“Hinamatsuri” is a Japanese word which means Doll’s Festival in English.
I always explained like a 
 “Girls festival” or “Momono sekku”(the peach festival) because it’s to wish for girl’s growth and happiness.
This kind of celebration is done every year on March 3.  
Now, most families with girls display dolls called Hina-ningyo.
This is a sample picture, how to set up dolls. 
minihina_set_name
Average price is 2000$
Why does people display a set of dolls?
because the dolls protected people from sickness or misfrtune.
Most families take their doll out of the closet set around February 15th and put them back as soon as Hinamatsuri is over.
If they put them back too late, the daughter will get married late too in the future.
This is great culture of family, you can see and enjoy beatiful dolls set all over Japan. 

Enjoy day of girls day. 

Life is great. 


My boys, not for them today.

Pan cake(Okonomiyaki)

Golden temple in Kyoto. 

Sumo training time 2012. 

Today's Ojika island