Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girl's Day Exhibition:

So sorry for the unmatched header and sidebar, especially friends who kindly visited from the link, changed for the newer post; 

(posted; Japanese culture page)  Sorry for lots of large pictures in this post.

*雛人形, Hina Doll*  (Expanded from the first doll picture below)

Choufu-city in my prefecture is a castle town, where is one of the reason (or triggered) to open the door to the Meiji Restoration in Japan.  At Mori-residence in the city'Hina-Doll Exhibition' link is going on.  As I've posted about this festival last couple years, I wish you to enjoy the pictures :-)  Traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both health and growth.  

*Entrance, walk way and inside of the front door*

*Two main Tiered Doll Stand for Hina Dolls and other works*
*This lady showed me how the Japanese '手鞠・Temari'  is made*
She explained me that the purple color bird is made by using her grandmother's kimono.
So the work has special meaning for her.  Hope you can see the arrow in the picture below.

*For the last, one arrangement and the back yard*
         Some of my old friends might remember;  
I wish I still had my doll which my grandmother gave me but they were eaten by mouse. Traditionally, Hina-doll is bought by grand parents.


          Linking this post to "Good Fences",  ScenicWeekends
                                 "MosaicMonday""Our World Tuesday"  and  "Nature Notes"


Thank you SO much for your kind visits, I'll be catching up with you soon;




38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a gorgeous place. The entrance gate and grounds are lovely! The festival sounds like a fun time. A wonderful time for the girls. I love the dolls and the hanging ornaments. Lovely post and images. Have a happy day!

Margaret Adamson said...

What gorgeous place with good fences and lots of 'girly' stuff

EG CameraGirl said...

OH, I'm so sorry a mouse ate your doll! It's such a lovely tradition.

Breathtaking said...

Such lovely traditions. I had never heard of a Hino Doll before.
Grandmothers spoil their grandchildren in such a nice way.
The exibition and grounds look beautiful.:)

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Miyako, greetings from Malaysia. Japan has rich cultures and so many things to learn about them. The handcrafts are beautiful and I love the garden view.
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Georgette Sullins said...

Good morning from Texas. What an enchanting and delightful display of dolls and miniatures.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my goodness - the entrance, the grounds, the fence - perfection!!! the dolls, the displays are wonderful! how sweet she has a purple bird made from her grandmother's kimono. thank you for sharing all this beauty, miyako!

Linda W. said...

Those Hina dolls are beautiful! Very interesting post - thanks for sharing more of your culture.

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, it's always fun to see the photos you post from Japan, but these are really amazing. What a great idea to celebrate.

Penelope Postcards said...

This is such an interesting aspect of a culture. Thank you for sharing it. I am so sorry the mouse ate your doll … in my world we have “Barbie Dolls” and if a mouse ate one it would be sick for a very long time.

Tamago said...

Wow, what a gorgeous exhibit! I love the mari displays in glass containers. And I love the lady made the bird using her grandmother's kimono. That's a wonderful way to use it and remember her :-)
Have a lovely Hina-matsuri day next week!

Ida said...

Wow you attend some of the most interesting and beautiful events. This was really something. I really liked the colorful balls on display there. Also that back yard was stunning and the bamboo fencing is so unique.

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic photos. This looks like a wonderful event, Love the dolls and other ornaments. that give meaning to this special time. This is a lovely place with gorgeous gardens and fencing.

Susan said...

Hello Miyako, how delightful to see and learn about more wonderful traditions in your country.
As always, so much attention to detail and meaning is given. I really like that.
I also love how that lady used the kimono for her sewing. It does add that special touch to her bird.
Thank you Miyako... a beautiful post :D) xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Such lovely traditions and how special for being able to make such lovely little pieces from a grandmother's kimono.
Too bad that yours were eaten by mice...
Hope you have a photo of it still.
Hugs and happy weekend!
Mariette

Marie said...

Hope you are doing well, Miyako! I think it is wonderful that there is a festival in Japan to wish health and happiness to their young women! What a lovely idea. I enjoyed seeing the dolls and ornaments and displays very much!

ladyfi said...

Such adorable scenes.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The gardens are like a beautiful sanctuary. Such serene beauty. And the dolls and ornaments are so beautifully displayed.

Michiko Johnson said...

Miyako San!
The purple color bird grandmother's Kimono wa watashimo oboate emasu.
Anatamo Kimono wa takusan kirale masuka? Yahari kirai desune..
Misora hibari san wa kiraina kimono desune.
You are lovely lady!
Have a good time with Otosan tone!
Michiko

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retriever said...

Wonderfull exibition,greeting from my city Mons in Belgium.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love everything about this beautiful post! The idea of the Girls Festival , the beautiful colors so wonderfully displayed. The dolls are wonderful and the ornaments (I see one of your commenters used the word "mari' .. Is that what those are? This is just such a great happy festival! Thank you for sharing it.

Hannah said...

The decorated balls are lovely, and I like the way they are hung for display. How sweet to make the peacock out of her grandmother's kimono. The Japanese have such interesting crafts and customs. The landscaping is so neat, and I like the bamboo fence.
Hugs from the PNW.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Good morning Miyako. What a lovely tradition. It's so nice that girls are celebrated. I am sorry that a mouse ate your special doll. Your posts are always full of beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. Christa

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Miyako. I have a few of those dolls brought as gifts by visiting students. Love the ornate hangings too. :D

Linda H said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us. The dolls are so interesting, I would love to see this display. The ornaments are so very lovely as well, especially the Temari balls. Such talent on display here! I had a penpal from Japan when I was a child, so I have always been fascinated with the Japanese culture!

Cathy Keller said...

Such a beautiful and informative post!!! Once upon a time I had a very small doll collection. But when I "grew up" and was too old for them they were somehow lost. Thanks for the memories. Wishing you well!!!

Mari said...

Hello dear Miyako, thank you once again for showing us a very beautiful part of your culture. Temari- is that the bird msde from cloth or the whole hanging piece like a windchime? I so love their colors. And the garden by the way. :)

carol l mckenna said...

What a creative and colorful post and wonderful celebration to honor females ~ Gorgeous photography ~ thanks, xo

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

You always write such interesting and informative posts.

ann nz said...

I teach English as a second language too.

Photo Cache said...

the dolls are beautiful and delicate. my husband brought one for me from a trip to asia once.

Karen said...

What a lovely place to visit. The dolls are wonderful!

bettyl-NZ said...

That's an interesting tradition and such a colorful collection! I do like the back yard.

D.Nambiar said...

The dolls are colourful, creative and very attractive. Such a sweet tradition. Health and wealth to girls!

And Japanese Gardens -- I Love them.

Lovely sights. Thank you.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I remember hearing of this tradition from another blogger that lives in Japan. The array and colour of all the traditional pieces is wonderful.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Miyako.

miss-red-fox said...

Dear Miyako, thank you for showing us your pictures, I like them a lot, especially the garden and the decorative balls!
Have a nice day, Ioana

Jane said...

i love these traditions. i think it's so touching and sweet. and yay for celebrating girls! :)

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako from a cold, but sunny New York. This is a beautiful and informative post for Nature Notes. I always enjoy learning about other cultures. And your doll comment got me to thinking about a doll that my Grandmother had given my Mother. I remember playing with it and I don't know what happened to it...Michelle