Tuesday, March 4, 2008
HINA MATSURI - JAPANESE GIRLS DAY
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese Doll Festival (Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3, the third day of the third month. Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
We started Girls' Day with presents (not so traditional Bratz dolls) for our beautiful girls. Then a Japanese presentation at Scartlet's school at lunchtime followed by a traditional pink dinner with Grandma Toshiko in the evening (with more presents - aaarh!!!).
We displayed our vintage Hina dolls for the occasion.
- Sydney, NSW, Australia
- I am an Australian artist. I sold my first work when I lived in London just over 20 years ago. I have been exhibiting & selling since. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT in Melbourne where I majored in Painting & Film Making (animation). I love art & all things retro & vintage. I adore Blythe & my vintage Barbie dolls. I have 2 beautiful daughters - Scarlet Kiyoko Christine (8) & Talulah Kimiko Wendy (6). My more serious paintings are an attempt to find harmony between nature and man's impact upon it and a search to find beauty within the often harsh realities of life. I live on Sydney's Botany Bay. I am always saddened at the amount of rubbish I discover on our beautiful beaches. I collect this rubbish then embroider & stitch it on to my canvases. I like the idea of transforming something ugly in to something beautiful & new … my alchemy!