Saturday, February 27, 2010


On 3rd March,japanese women celebrate Hina-matsuri.

Hina means dolls^^ See the picture above.

This celebration began at the epoque of Heian-jidai(the 10th century).

At the origine was to clean dirtiness of person's inside on a special day called
"上巳" is about the beginning of March.

How did they clean their dirtiness?? They substitued dolls for themselves!

Ancient japanese flowed a doll into a river praying to be cleaned his body and soul.

Then, dolls were changing into sacred icons for japanese.

I also celebrate Hina-matsuri.

No comments:

Post a Comment