Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hi! It's me, Inky! Tonight I'm learning about a Japanese holiday called Hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day, with my friends Zoya Yumiko and Violet. Hinamatsuri is celebrated by Japanese families on March 3.
This is my friend Zoya Yumiko. She's half Japanese and used to live in Japan, so she knows all about Hinamatsuri.
On Hinamatsuri, families set up little scenes with dolls called hina ningyo. The dolls represent the traditional court of the Heian period.
Zoya is still collecting, so her set isn't complete. See the little emperor and empress? They're kitties!
Violet is here too! Zoya brought over really pretty, special cards for me and Violet.Violet was especially thrilled because she has actually been to Japan! She and Zoya chattered away about all their favorite things about the country.
See the card? It has the hina ningyo figures on it. Awesome!
Thanks for celebrating Hinamatsuri with us!
Does your family celebrate any special spring holidays?
In this entry: I'm wearing jeans from American Girl and a shirt from etsy. Zoya and Violet are wearing outfits from American Girl.