Monday, February 10, 2014

Bit Early Hina-Maturi post;

 (posted; Japanese culture page)

Early Feb. means Hina-maturi (雛祭り, girl's festival on March 3rd) is just around the corner in Japan. The traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both health and growth. Hina means doll and matsuri means festival. here's the link of my other "hinamaturi-posts".

Yeterday, my dear friend and I went to "old Japanese (igura style) house" to see the beautiful decoration of Hina-maturi. I've already introduced the house here. It is the 130 year old house with 2 layered tiled roof and plastered wall owned by transportation business people. 

              As I pasted 2 links, I'll skip more lengthy explanation p;)
        Instead, I wish you to enjoy the pictures, (if possible,enlarged ones)

when we went into the house,
this cute girl with kimono was posing her father's camera

this is how innermost of the main room was look like

to our surprise, there was koto and shakuhachi play, many people were already listening

       *many hina-dolls and decoration*

    outside of the main room

     *Decorated items at another exhibiting places*

Thanks to my friend, I got a chance to see this event. And I also appreciate my friends to visit me despite of my ungratefulness. Finally, I'll be free and no plan after I have finished my late father's 100th day service today...

     Linking this post to "Our World Tuesday".


  1. such pretty displays. glad you got to go see it! i hope your father's service goes well. bless you.

  2. Tudo muito lindo!Que tua semana seja linda também! beijos,chica

  3. What lovely, lovely history you have near you, my dear friend! How I would love to tour that 130 year old house with you and hear the sweet music. I do feel like I did, though, through your wonderful descriptions and pictures.

  4. Dearest Miyako,
    Wow, what a festive post this is and so many beautiful dolls and decorations.
    Love that tradition and what a cute girl posing for her Dad.
    Hope indeed the 100th day service for your Dad went well.

  5. Hello Miyako-san! Those hina dolls are truly lovely. Are they expensive too? It must be a delight to see various dolls all dressed in those expensive and intricate-looking clothes.

    I hope you and your family are all right. I heard about the much snow fall over the weekend. Take care! :)

  6. Lovely displays and sweet little girl posing for her father! I hope the service for your father goes well.

  7. Hi Miyako san. What a beautiful display! And how nice you got to see koto & shakuhachi play. It must have been so much fun visiting there. I especially love how they arranged flowers outside the main room. It looks dreamy :-)

    So sorry that your stomach was not feeling well. I hope you get better soon. And enjoy Olympics!

  8. What a beautiful custom and glad to see them honoring 'girls' ~ Beautiful photography and so fascinating is your world and great post for OWT ~ thanks,

    carol and artmusedog

  9. This is a great glimpse into a different culture.

  10. When my daughter was in first grade, she spent the whole year studying Japan… and that is where I firs learned about this wonderful festival… thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!

  11. What a lovely old house!

  12. Dear Miyako,

    Loved seeing your post today with all the gorgeous photos of the festive day. Love the dolls and the pretty kimonos.
    I hope that the 100 day service for your Dad went well.
    Happy rest of the week dear friend

  13. Dearest Miyako sama!
    Hina-maturi the cute girl with her Dad,
    Ninki no akusesari,gikiga yafuoku
    nara yasuku kaeru kamo?
    Your photos are beautiful Miyako san.
    Watashi mo takusan misete itadaki mashita,
    Okaradani kiotukete kudasai mase
    Otosama to ne!!

  14. It is a beautiful custom in honor of the girls. And what a cute girl posing for her father. I love all the pretty displays. I hope the service for your father goes well. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  15. Hi! Nice captures. Your blog design is breathtakingly beautiful. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh wow. Looks like an amazing time in Japan. Thank you for sharing.

  17. The decorations are beautiful and I love the idea of this special day.

    I'm glad your friend took you to the home.

  18. So glad you shared this part of your culture with us! Lovely photos.

  19. Such a vibrant and colorful house dear Miyako and I love the little girl in a kimono. She looks so cute :) The festival sounds unique and thanks for sharing such a beautiful part of your culture with us. Much love and hugs <3