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.